NEW YORK – Middleweight champion Michael Bisping pays no mind to the fact that he’s just days away from headlining only the second UFC event to take place at historic Madison Square Garden.
Bisping (30-7 MMA, 20-7 UFC) meets Georges St-Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC) in Saturday’s pay-per-view headliner at the famous New York City arena. Prelims air on FS1 and UFC Fight Pbad.
Bisping is thrilled to compete, but the location? He doesn’t care.
“I love New York, but I don’t give a (expletive) about fighting in Madison Square Garden,” Bisping told reporters at today’s UFC 217 open workouts. “My bathroom, his house, Australia, Brazil – we’re going to step in a cage, and we’re going to fight, and GSP is going to (expletive) lose.”
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Bisping has been confident in the matchup with the returning St-Pierre since the fight was first announced in March. It’s been a long build, but “The Count” never has shown any signs of doubt. The Brit said he knows exactly what St-Pierre is going to do when he steps in the octagon, and he plans on responding with a knockout.
“Georges, that’s all he does,” Bisping said. “Jab, jab, double leg. (Expletive) off. He’s going to sleep.”
If there’s anyone with doubts over Bisping’s ability to win the fight, he delivered a stern message.
“Boo me, cheer me – (expletive) you,” Bisping said.
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