MMA legend and former welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre shocked everyone with the announcement that he is ready to end his retirement and return to UFC.
GSP has already pinned down opponents he want to face and one top of his hit list is the newly crowned middleweight champion Michael Bisping. Both fighters hold a unique record of most wins (19) in the history of UFC.
“There are two things I’m very proud of,” St-Pierre said on The MMA Hour. “There’s my title — my welterweight title that I won — and there’s another record that I hold for the most wins in UFC history. And now I have someone who’s challenging me for it in Michael Bisping.”
“I do not believe, if I fight him, he will send me back to a movie set. Yes, he’s bigger than me, but I believe I’ve got more skill, more athleticism, and a higher fighting IQ than he does. The world doesn’t turn around me, but if it’s a fight that the fans and the UFC want to make, they’ve got my number. They can call my agent, no problem. We can organize to make it happen and make an agreement.”
Bisping publically challenged GSP few days ago and wowed to send the legend back to Hollywood. St-Pierre, who has kept himself busy in Hollywood after the retirement from mixed martial arts, has landed some big roles most notable in the Blockbuster movie ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ as Batroc the Leaper.
St-Pierre is the only person to defend his welterweight title in nine consecutive fights. His last fight was a split decision win against Johny Hendricks more than two years ago, before said goodbye to the Octagon and wowed to return only for a right opportunity.
“It’s something big,” St-Pierre said. “You just gave me the chills thinking about it, because it’s not the first time that people have mentioned it. I’m sure Michael, on his side, people have talked to him about it, because he created a lot of buzz. I always said, if I come back, I would come back from something very big. Bisping is the man to beat right now. He beat (Anderson) Silva, he knocked out (Luke) Rockhold.”
“He’s the bigger name now. He’s the man to beat right now. I always said if I come back, my first fight would be something big that gives me the chills. And he’s a bigger name right now. He is the bigger name, the guy who has the spotlight right now. Like I said, the world doesn’t turn around me. There are a lot of guys hunting him, but if it’s a fight that the UFC wants and the fans want, if it creates a buzz and the money is there, because we’re in a business, I’m down for it.”
If this fight happens it will be one of the biggest fights in UFC’s history. In the coming days and weeks Dana White will be definitely talking to both camps to sort it out.