With his middleweight title fight against Michael Bisping fast approaching, UFC legend Georges St-Pierre said he is focusing purely on the fight and not letting Bisping’s trash talking get to him.
Talking to the MMA Hour, former welterweight champion GSP said that nothing Bisping says bothers him.
“He sings always the same song,” St-Pierre said. “He’s terrified of me wrestling him. Terrified. And every interview he does he’s begging me to stand and bang with him.
“If you don’t know ground, you shouldn’t be in MMA. You should be a kickboxer. It’s fighting on the ground, it’s part of the game. So he’s terrified, so he wants me to be like ‘Oh I’m going to stand and bang with you’ like I’m an idiot. I’m going to use all my tools, not only one tools that I have. But that’s a mind game that he’s trying to play.”
St-Pierre said he was pleased with the way his preparations have gone for the November 4 fight.
“It’s more fun, and the infrastructure of my life in general is much better than it was before,” he said.
“I mean, I train very hard, but it’s more specific to what I need and less, there’s a lot less distraction so it’s a lot better. Mentally I’m in a much better place, there’s no other place in the world that I wish to be than in the Octagon facing Michael Bisping.”
The Canadian star added that he wasn’t particularly keen on Bisping’s habit of manhandling him whenever they came face to face.
“I put my hand on him to push him away because he put his before, I don’t want him to touch me,” St-Pierre said. “And he can say whatever he wants, but when he’s touching me I’m pushing him back. I’m not like, I’m not gonna let myself be laughed at.
“It’s okay, he can talk as much as he wants but when he touch the person, he disrespects them. So I push him back, I don’t want to hit him, but I don’t want him to touch me or make fun of me like this.”