“I Would Smash Him” – Michael Bisping Says Georges St-Pierre Wouldn’t Stand a Chance Against Him

Published 01/02/2022, 9:00 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 30: Michael Bisping provides commentary for the broadcast during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 30, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Michael Bisping has always backed his skills when it comes to fighting. The former UFC middleweight champion was mostly an underdog going in the fights and always gave his 100 perfect.

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After winning The Ultimate Fighter in 2006, the UFC signed Bisping. After working hard and being one of the most reliable fighters, Bisping got his first title shot in the UFC in 2016. He won the title by knocking out Luke Rockhold in the first round. However, after defending the title once, he dropped it to a returning Georges St-Pierre at UFC 217. However, Bisping feels the outcome will be different if they fought again. During a Q&A session on his YouTube channel, Bisping was asked about what it felt like to fight GSP.

He said, “You know what, and to be honest, I’m not diminishing Georges–I was impaired in that fight, I was injured and whatever. Yeah, there was nothing that really troubled me–until the shot that dropped me. I mean, we knew going into it he’d be a tremendous wrestler and that was a big part of the training camp. A huge focus on defending takedowns and getting back to the feet.”

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I was inadequate in that fight in the first round or so. I couldn’t move well because of my ribs. Georges was aggressive in that fight, but he never really hurt me till the third round, when obviously he caught me with that left hook. It was a great shot and he choked me out, so God bless him for that one.”

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I would smash him. I would have smashed him that night (UFC 217) but I was injured. And–I had one eye, and I had my ribs torn,” he added.

Michael Bisping and family down with COVID-19

The former UFC middleweight champion didn’t have a great Christmas.

‘The Count’ at the start of a Q&A session on his YouTube channel told everyone about his Christmas and revealed that he has COVID. He, his wife, and three kids, all tested positive for the virus. According to Bisping, his son Callum went to a wrestling tournament, got COVID and gave it to everyone in the house.

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He also said that the last few days have been miserable. The Christmas day was good, but he started feeling terrible as the day progressed. The MMA community would be hoping that Bisping starts feeling great soon.

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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