Following St-Pierre’s historic victory over Michael Bisping at UFC 217, which saw him secure the middleweight title, UFC boss man Dana White has said the star will battle Whittaker next. While it remains to be seen if that happens, recently the interim champ was asked to comment on St-Pierre’s comeback performance, and Whittaker said this (quote via news.com.au):
“To be honest, he looked slower than he’s ever been,” Whittaker said. “He’s just as crafty. You can see the intelligence is still there. His fight IQ is still there. He obviously hits harder at middleweight. But I hit hard and I hit fast — and much harder and faster than Bisping. And I have much better defence than Bisping. So it looks good.”
Whittaker also relayed that he’s a big fan of St-Pierre, and that facing the former welterweight champ would be a “dream come true.” The Australian resident also said that he’s willing to wait for GSP, if the latter doesn’t want to fight at the UFC’s February 11th card in Perth.
The question is, however, does GSP want to stick around at 185? Which is not his natural weight class? Hopefully we find out soon.