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GSP: The Only Difference Bisping’s Size Will Make is a Bigger Boom When He Hits The Floor

April 17, 2017 | Posted by Larry Csonka

– George St-Pierre recently spoke with RT Sport (transcript via mmafighting.com), here are the highlights…

On The Move to 185: “I never was interested in moving up a division because I had a lot of work to do,” St-Pierre said. “Every time I finished a fight, I had another challenger coming at me and I also blew out the ACL in my knee. I had an injury, so I took some time off and I had to come back and right away defend the title again. Also one of the reasons is the weight. I’m not a big welterweight. I’m an average/middle-sized welterweight. Now that I have some time off, I took some time to gain a little bit of weight and make sure it’s well done. I’ve never been afraid to compete at 185 [pounds]. It’s not to fight at 185, the problem is when you train, you need to train with bigger guys and in order to train with bigger guys, it has more chance to have injuries. So that’s the thing. But now is the perfect opportunity for me to do it. I had some time off. I took some time to gain some weight. I’m still putting on some weight.”

On Bisping’s Size Advantage: “Of course Michael Bisping will be bigger than me but I believe that will be the only advantage that he will have – his size. Technically, tactically, athletically, I have all the edges on him. It doesn’t matter if he’s taller and bigger than me. The only difference that it’s gonna make is when he hits the floor, it’s gonna make a bigger boom.”

On Knowing Bisping Wants to Fight Him: “I think he’s lying. I know he wants to fight me and I want to fight him and this fight’s gonna give him more money. It comes down to his decision but if he wants to do it, I’m down to do it. That’s who I’m getting ready for. If things change, I’m gonna have to turn around and do a quick turnaround but no problem. I can do it. But he’s the man, he’s the one that has the belt. For me, he’s [got] the highest stock right now and I always aim for the high area.”

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