Did GSP just pull a fast one on Dana White and the UFC?
Last weekend in the UFC 217 main event, former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre returned to action after four years away from the sport, moved up in weight, and took out Michael Bisping, to become only the fourth man in UFC history to win titles in two weight classes.
UFC President Dana White was under the impression that his new middleweight champion will unify the interim title with Robert Whittaker, but now one of GSP’s coaches is saying that might not be the case.
In a new interview with, The MMA Hour, famed boxing coach Freddie Roach explained that he believes the added weight is causing a stamina issue for Georges St. Pierre, and that a move in weight is likely.
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“I was a little concerned (with his stamina). It was obviously a fast-paced fight, and he did box very well in the first round and I was very happy with it. Bisping is a very tough opponent, he came back in the second round.
“He countered our right hand with his right hand, so that’s where I saw the left hook would work because he is a little bit lazy bringing it back. He was getting a little bit tired.
“I think moving up in the weight division, I am not sure that’s his best weight division or if we will fight there again. We will see where it goes. The weight got to him, he’s not used to carrying that much weight and it fatigued him quicker than usual. Again, we will work it all out and get together with the whole team and discuss what the next best move is for Georges.”