GSP’s Mentor Speaks Out After Recent Sparring Session: ‘He’s not ready for this Bisping fight’

We’re now just nine-days away from the return of former UFC welterweight champion Georges “Rush” St-Pierre, and his camp isn’t giving GSP fans what they want to hear, even cause for concern maybe…

That’s because during a recent visit to Patrick Cote’s podcast, the longtime GSP martial arts mentor Kristof Midoux revealed his honest thoughts after witnessing a recent sparring session, and he’s not giving GSP a passing grade.

Despite Georges St. Pierre being the odds favorite, he does have the cards stacked against him. For one, he’s returning after a more than four-year layoff. And two, he’s moving up in weight and fighting UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping.

Ring rust is a real thing y’all. As is age, as is size advantages, as is the evolution of the sport in the past four-years.

And you want to mix that with a poor review from a camp insider? Good luck GSP!

Here’s what the man’s mentor told Patrick Cote: (Translated)

“I think that he needs help and I believe that is entourage hides stuff, I saw his sparring and I didn’t see what I wanted to see from him.”

This year’s return trip to Madison Square Garden is proof the UFC can still deliver a stacked mega-card, with all the bells and whistles.

Set to headline next week’s MSG card, Georges St. Pierre returns to the Octagon for the first time in over four years. He will face off against the UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping in the UFC 217 main event, on pay-per-view.

Also on the night’s fight card is a long-awaited title fight between ex-teammates Cody Garbrandt and T.J. Dillasaw. And a big strawweight title fight between Joanna Jedrzerjczyk And “Thug” Rose Namajunas.

The night’s co-main event is the culmination of when the two fighters coached ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ reality series. While, this bout has been postponed from it’s original date, it is the biggest bantamweight fight in the promotion’s history.