Michael Bisping Doesn’t Think Georges St-Pierre’s a “Real Fighter”
By FCF Staff
Georges St-Pierre is widely regarded as one of the greatest competitors ever in mixed-martial-arts, but Michael Bisping believes the star isn’t a “real fighter”.
Recently St-Pierre came to terms with the UFC on a new contract, and the promotion has since announced he’ll fight Bisping at a date to be determined, later this year. GSP will be fighting for the first time since 2013, when he vacated the 170 title and reported he was taking a hiatus from fighting.
“There’s a reason why he stepped away from the sport,” said Bisping. “There’s a reason why. Maybe he wasn’t enjoying it too much. I don’t think Georges is a real fighter. He’s an athlete and he’s a martial artist. I don’t think he’s a fighter and that’s why he stepped away from the sport…”
“He said, ‘I’m stepping away because of steroids, until they bring in other testing.’ Well unfortunately, that was the only platform that we have. I knew people were taking steroids but quitting was never an option and joining them was never an option while still continuing to fight. So I think there was an element of truth to what Dana White said. He said he ‘doesn’t think [St-Pierre’s] heart’s in it.’ I don’t think it was…”
Bisping defended the middleweight title in October, by earning a tightly contested, decision win over Dan Henderson.