Chances are Georges St-Pierre wasn’t thinking about whether he’d fire up other middleweights, when he said he’s interested in battling Michael Bisping, but he definitely did just that with “Jacare” Souza.
Yes, the former welterweight champ quickly made headlines several days ago, after he admitted a bout with Bisping intrigued him. St-Pierre, who hasn’t fought since 2013, also relayed that a test camp he did went well, and that if he can reach a new deal with the UFC, he’d like to fight again.
Well, one of the other fighters who has been calling for a scrap with the new champ, Bisping, is Mr. Souza. GSP’s recent comments about fighting Bisping, clearly didn’t sit well with the ridiculously dangerous fighter. Here is some of what “Jacare” told MMA Fighting.com since:
“St-Pierre never fought at middleweight. I don’t know what he’s doing here,” said Souza. “To me, he’s a chicken. If I get him, I’ll break him in half. He’s retired and wants to fight for the title in a division he never fought before? He always ran away from Anderson (Silva), ran from fighting at 185, and now he wants the belt?”
“Look, I’ll give him this chance, and it’s going to be easy for me,” he continued. “I would pass on fighting for the belt only to fight him if he moves up. He’s a chicken. If he wants to move up, I would let Bisping for later, since I know I’m the next in line. If he wants to move up, I want him. I will break his neck.”
Yikes. When GSP was the reigning king at 170, and Silva was the champ at 185, there was repeated talk about a super fight between the two. St-Pierre, however, put the brakes on all the speculation, by saying he would need to bulk up, before facing Silva.
It still remains to be seen what the UFC is going to do with Bisping. Other guys in the title shot mix include Chris Weidman, Luke Rockhold, Souza and even Dan Henderson.