We are just three weeks away from the UFC’s historic UFC 217 event at Madison Square Garden.
On top of the night’s billing is the highly-anticipated return of Georges St. Pierre, as the former welterweight king moves up in weight to take on middleweight champion Michael Bisping.
The longtime 170 pound fighter will need to put on 15 pounds in order to compete at the higher weight class, something the Canadian says is no problem.
“I’d had a heavy night before and Georges was taking pleasure in [mocking me for my behavior],” Bisping said to the media. “So f**king what Georges. I’m 38 years old and I’m in Las Vegas. If you’re man enough to fight me anytime soon, I won’t be drinking. When I’m training for a fight I’m very, very dedicated but of course, I’m not training for a fight because I don’t know whether it’s because Georges needs to clear the steroids out of his system before he enters the USADA testing pool. I don’t know what the reason is but that is definitely a potentially valid reason because you’ve got to get tested for six months before you come back and he did his best to delay it so maybe that was why.”
Yesterday the UFC released their pre-fight countdown show, and in it, Georges St. Pierre has definitely put on size, but we’re just not sure if it’s quality weight.
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UFC 217 goes down on Nov. 4. The night’s pay-per-view main card airs live on pay-per-view.