UFC 217: Georges St-Pierre’s Mentor Doesn’t Like What He’s Seen of Star as Comeback Nears
By FCF Staff
Georges St-Pierre has said he’s a better fighter than ever, as he gets set for his comeback bout with Michael Bisping at UFC 217. But, one of the former champ’s longtime friends and mentors, is expressing concerns about what he’s seen of the star.
Recently retired fighter, Kristof Midoux, was a guest on Patrick Cote’s “Uppercut” podcast. Midoux has been a mentor to St-Pierre throughout his MMA career, and has cornered the decorated fighter. During the aforementioned interview, Midoux had this to say about GSP, while discussing the latter’s upcoming bout with Bisping (quotes / translations via Le Journal De Montreal):
“I do not agree with this return and I do not know who managed to convince him.”
“Moreover, when I see George’s eyes, they do not tell me anything good. Then, during his face-to-face in Las Vegas, I would have liked him to give a slap to Bisping to show him what was waiting for him on November 4th. The guys who have their hands in their pockets like George did, they do not feel like fighting. You have to have the urge and the rage to do it. “
Midoux also reportedly said that he saw GSP spar, and that he didn’t think the 36 year-old looked good. But, when St-Pierre was asked about the comments, he claimed he was dealing with a virus when Midoux saw him spar.
St-Pierre hasn’t fought since 2013, when he announced he was taking a hiatus from the sport.
UFC 217 will be hosted by Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 4th.