As per usual, Michael Bisping is doing an excellent job of stirring up drama and slinging trash talk, ahead of his next bout.
That next fight, as you surely know, is against Georges St-Pierre, and it will go down on November 4th in New York City. Even before the fight was finalized, Bisping made it clear he doesn’t care for the fact St-Pierre has decided now’s the right time to move up to 185. The argument being, according to Bisping, that St-Pierre believes he’ll cruise through the British star en route to the middleweight championship. In addition, Bisping has also said he’s going to brutalize the former welterweight champ, when they finally battle at UFC 217.
Well, more recently, Bisping had a few things to say about St-Pierre training again with legendary boxing trainer, Freddie Roach. During a recent episode of the “Believe You Me Podcast“, Bisping relayed this (quotes via MMA Junkie):
“(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.”
Now does Bisping really have “spies” at Wild Card? It’s certainly possible that he has friends who train there, and that they have seen GSP training. Would St-Pierre and Roach work on techniques that they’re hoping to surprise Bisping with? When the gym’s open to the public? Probably not.
Bisping also said that unlike his usual approach for when he faces wrestlers – lots of lateral, and back-and-forth movement – he’s going to pressure GSP when they fight, and “knock him out in the first round. You have my word.” That’s quite the prediction, especially when you consider GSP’s been stopped just once in his career with strikes.