On the recent Believe You Me podcast with UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping, the champ got to talk some more about the amazing upcoming match with the equally as amazing Georges’ St. Pierre, a legend in the sport who retired (or in his words, “left”) as the Welterweight Champ back in late 2013.
Bisping seems very, very confident in his victory against the French-Canadian legend, he even went so far as to talk about first round KOs, as well as having spies on GSP’s training regimen.
“(St-Pierre) is actually in LA a lot these days,” Bisping said. “He’s been at the Wild Card Boxing gym, training with Freddie Roach. I have a couple of spies in there, by the way, and they told me some info.
“Georges, if you’re listening buddy, that’s a public domain. I know people in there. I know what you’re working on, pal. I know what you’re working on, and it ain’t going to work on me, Georgie boy.”
Oddsmakers currently have St-Pierre listed as a slight favorite, but with nearly five years away from competition, there certainly a few question marks surrounding the French-Canadian.
But Bisping believes predicting the outcome is simple. As the bigger man, not to mention the current champion, Bisping believes he’ll end the fight impressively – and early.
“Generally, when I fight wrestlers in the past, I move around a lot,” Bisping said. “I utilize a lot of lateral movement, forward and back movement, side to side, because if you’re moving, it’s hard for a wrestler to shoot a double leg on you because you’re a moving target. I won’t be doing that this time.
“I’m going to stand right in front of him, I’m going to plant my feet, I’m going to walk him down, put him on the back foot, and I’m going to knock him out in the first round. You have my word.”