GSP Explains Why He’s Not Trash-Talking Michael Bisping

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre is set to make his big octagon return at UFC 217. For the main event match up, “Rush” will move up in weight to challenge UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping for his title.

Leading up to the event, St-Pierre has been relatively silent towards his opponent, compared to the trash-talking from “The Count.” Now Georges St. Pierre has come forward with his reasoning for not trash-talking the champion ahead of their big fight.

Speaking in a media scrum in Montreal, Quebec, as provided by MMA Fighting, St-Pierre explained that the language barrier plays a large role in his decision to not trash-talk.

“I don’t trash talk. I am like I am. Because the new thing is to be like Conor McGregor, because he makes money, it’s good for him because he’s natural and he’s very good at what he does. And everybody thinks that’s how they’re going to make money.

“For me, I stay natural, I stay authentic to who I am, and I’m not good at trash talking, I’m just not good at it. If I try to do it, I’d make a fool of myself and I’m going to lose. First, English is not my first language, I think French in my head, and it’s like a rap battle, I’m just not good at it. I pick my fights very carefully, I fight where I’m strong.”

UFC 217 goes down Nov. 4 inside the Madison Square Garden Arena in New York, live on pay-per-view.