Don’t expect the same GSP when he returns
Expect GSP to “fight like there’s no tomorrow”
St-Pierre has said if Bisping believes he’s fighting the same old GSP as the one who won a split decision to Johnny Hendricks in his last UFC outing, then he’s in for a tough night as its all change for the former 170lb champion.
“It’s much different.” GSP said “I got a lot more tools in my arsenal. I’ve been working on different things. If he’s expecting me the same as I was, it’s a big mistake on his part. I’m going to come out, and I want to shock the world.”
St-Pierre believes that because now he is no longer the champion, but instead the challenger, he will “have to take the fight” to Bisping. “I have to expect that if I’m going to a decision, and the fight is close, it’s not going to go my way. So I’m going to go there and I’m going to put everything I have to finish him, fight like there’s no tomorrow.”
GSP has stated that he decided to return to the Octagon because he was dissatisfied with the way in which he retired. “Satisfaction is the deathtrap. When you are satisfied, you better retire. I’m not satisfied. I think I can do more, and I will prove that on November 4th. The sport has evolved, but I believe you haven’t seen the best out of me yet.”
Speaking about why he needs “to fight like there is no tomorrow” GSP has stated that beating Bisping will be a unique moment in his life, however in order to achieve his unique moment, he will need to focus his mind and put it in the mindset of if he doesn’t live like there is no tomorrow then the unique moment will not go in his favor.
Georges St-Pierre will take on Michael Bisping at UFC 217 in Maddison Square Gardens on November 4th – The duo will headline the PPV card which also sees a Bantamweight Title bout between Champion Cody Garbrandt and former Champion TJ Dillashaw. Joanna Jedrzejczk will also defend her Strawweight title against Rose Namajunes.
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