first_imgMichael Bisping (left) says his next opponent Georges St. Pierre looks down on him.  APUFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping has hit the so-called “George St. Pierre sweepstakes,” as he will reportedly face the longtime Welterweight champion at the latter part of 2017.READ: Georges St. Pierre books UFC comeback fight vs. champ BispingADVERTISEMENT After a three-and-a-half-year hiatus, the Canadian superstar has drawn interest from several high-profile fighters upon his return to the octagon.As expected, Bisping was livid upon knowing he’d be the one to welcome the the 35-year-old legend back, but insisted that GSP was looking down on him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“He chose me because he thinks he can beat me,” Bisping said in the latest episode of UFC Tonight, as relayed by MMAFighting.“I trained with him 11 years ago and he outwrestled me. Now back then I was a kickboxer from England, I didn’t know a double leg from a double decker bus.” Golf goes ‘radical’: Plans drawn to speed up, simplify the sport “I have nothing but respect for Georges,” said Bisping. “For me, beating Georges St-Pierre, beating Anderson Silva, beating Dan Henderson, beating Luke Rockhold, for me, it really puts an exclamation point on my career.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bisping’s remarks are aligned with St. Pierre’s decision to move above a weight class, instead of returning to the 170-lb. division, which he dominated up until his abrupt retirement in 2013.“He thinks I’m an easy opponent, an easy pick. He picked me to come out of retirement, moving up a weight class, it’s almost like he has nothing to lose, but if he moves up a weight class, he beats me, he becomes a legend,” the 38-year-old English fighter explained.Before seizing the title in surprising fashion against Luke Rockhold in June, Bisping was considered a “gate keeper” in the division for his failure to win big fights against high-profile opponents.Fortunes changed for the Ultimate Fighter Season 3 winner, as he currently holds a 5-fight win streak, with notable victories over certified Hall of Famers Anderson Silva and Dan Henderson.Despite his recent comments, Bisping is aware of the wonders of beating the UFC’s most dominant welterweight ever, and looks forward to adding yet another feather to his growing legacy.ADVERTISEMENT Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident MOST READ LATEST STORIES 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely View comments Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijinglast_img

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