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Tyron Woodley says Georges St-Pierre picked the “safe fight” with Michael Bisping

Tyron Woodley says Georges St-Pierre picked the “safe fight” with Michael Bisping

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Current UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is targeting UFC 213 on July 8 in Las Vegas for his octagon return.

“The Chosen One” recently sat down with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor on ‘Rapid Fire’ where he spoke about his future and the fights he needs to have in order to cement his legacy as the greatest welterweight of all time.

“I want the fight that is going to cement me as the legend, the greatest of all time. There is two guys right now, where if I could beat those two guys I am then the greatest welterweight of all time. If I can beat Nick Diaz. If I can beat Georges St-Pierre, then nobody can say I am not the best welterweight fighter to ever step in the octagon. It would make me better than Georges (St-Pierre), better than Matt Hughes. I would be the best of all time. So those two fights just so happen to also be potentially huge pay-per-view fights. So obviously those are my number one options.”

He continued:

“Nick Diaz knows that I respect him. More importantly I respect how he was in the sport when the money wasn’t the same. You know he hasn’t gotten that big payday like his baby brother (Nate Diaz) yet. I personally think he deserves that. You know he has had those crazy fights. Had the concussions. Had the cuts on his eyes. Fought so many times. Three or four fights a year usually. He helped build this sport. Helped bring a different crowd to the sport. So at the end of the day I feel like somebody like that (Nick Diaz) should be rewarded for those previous fights and have a chance to make a big pay-per-view payday.”

Tyron Woodley Stephen Thompson

As for Georges St-Pierre, Woodley believes that scoring a fight with the former UFC welterweight kingpin won’t be easy, as “Rush” knows that “T-Wood” is simply a bad style matchup for him.

“As for Georges St-Pierre, I don’t think he wants to fight me. I don’t think he wants to come back and fight a guy like me. He wants to fight a guy like Bisping because they are very evenly matched. Bisping is not a huge middleweight. Michael is not known as a guy who will knock your head off and he is not going to outwrestle Georges. So style wise it is a very safe matchup for Georges. He knows that he could potentially lose to Bisping, but that it is a much safer fight for him.”

He continued:

“One of the reasons he left (Georges St-Pierre) was because he was worried about concussions. With Bisping he doesn’t have to worry about that as much. With me, he knows I am coming to knock him out. Plus I am very hard to takedown and would probably end up taking him down. So he’s not used to that style of matchup. The only guy who was kind of like me was Johny Hendricks and he made Georges go crawl in a cave for three years.”

How do you think a fight between Tyron Woodley and Georges St-Pierre would play out?

Michael Bisping threatens to take away Georges St-Pierre’s title shot

Michael Bisping threatens to take away Georges St-Pierre’s title shot

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Michael Bisping threatens to give Georges St-Pierre’s title shot back to Yoel Romero

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping wants to fight Georges St-Pierre on July 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

However, the Canadian superstar has yet to sign on the dotted line for the proposed middleweight title fight against “The Count”, which has left the brash Englishman running short on patience.

Bisping took to Twitter where he issued the following warning to St-Pierre on his podcast:

“So long story short it looks as if GSP is trying to push for a later date (then July 8). I have heard rumors of that a while ago from Ariel Helwani. I heard that he wanted like September or October and that is what the UFC told me as well. But I am just throwing it out there right now. If he (GSP) wants to wait until September or October, then he can go find himself another opponent. Because I call the shots. Without sounding like an asshole, it is my belt. I am the champion, and I am not willing to sit around until September or October. This fight was discussed in January. You know a fight camp only takes 8 weeks. Or six weeks. So fighting in September or October is ridiculous. July 8 is the date. I may be a little bit flexible and be willing to go a little past that date if needed. But I want to fight international fight week July 8. So Georges St-Pierre, get it together. Stop doing your f*cking gymnastics. Stop doing your backflips and whatever it is. Let’s do this buddy. Sign the paper work. You want it. You sat there at the press conference. You talked big. So sign the god damn paperwork. It is as simple as that!”

He continued:

“If he’s not ready then I guess Yoel Romero gets his title shot! Listen I am not afraid of Yoel Romero. If GSP wants to fight then of course, there is a great storyline there. The fight would do great business. But I am not willing to sit around and he’s not calling the shots. I am the champ.”

Bisping finished off by delivering this final message to “Rush”:

“I am not willing to wait a year for Georges St-Pierre to fight me. I might as well do two fights in that one year and still make the same money.”

Do you think we will see Georges St-Pierre fight Michael Bisping on July 8 in Las Vegas, or will Yoel Romero be next to challenge “The Count”?

Georges St-Pierre vs. Michael Bisping official

Georges St-Pierre vs. Michael Bisping official

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

He’s back!!!

Former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre will return to the Octagon to fight Michael Bisping in 2017 according to UFC President Dana White, who broke the news on ESPN. While White announced that the fight would be taking place in 2017, he also revealed that that fight had not been set for an event at the present time.

The fight will mark the first time that “GSP” has competed inside the cage since November of 2013, when he scored a split-decision victory over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 to retain his welterweight championship.

Following his victory over “Bigg Rigg”, St-Pierre shocked the mixed martial arts world by announcing that he was walking away from the sport, thus vacating his UFC welterweight title.

Georges St-Pierre interview

In his return to the octagon, the Canadian superstar will be looking to extend his current win streak to thirteen in a row by scoring a victory over “The Count”.

Michael Bisping was last seen in action at UFC 204 in Manchester where he earned a tough decision victory over a very game Dan Henderson.

ufc middleweight championship fight

Prior to his victory over “Hendo”, Bisping had scored a first-round knockout victory over Luke Rochold at June’s UFC 199 event in Los Angeles, which earned “The Count” the UFC’s coveted middleweight title.

Who do you think will emerge victories when St-Pierre and Bisping square off?

Dana White drops some hints regarding Georges St-Pierre’s comeback fight

Dana White drops some hints regarding Georges St-Pierre’s comeback fight

This week, news surfaced that former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre and the UFC had come to an agreement on a multi-fight contract and were in the process of finalizing the new contract. Just days later, UFC President Dana White confirmed that St-Pierre and the UFC had reached an agreement, and that St-Pierre would be returning to the Octagon.

Initially, where was no word as to when GSP would be returning, or who he would fight, however in an interview with the LA Times, UFC President Dana White said fight fans may not have to wait long to find out who Georges St-Pierre next fight could be against:

Georges St-Pierre

“He’s back. I’m excited,” White said. “We worked at it for a long time and finally got it done.”

“It could be the winner [of the March 4 welterweight title fight] between Tyron Woodley and Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson, or it could be [middleweight champion] Michael Bisping,” White said. “Georges has also talked about fighting at 155 pounds [lightweight]. He says he can make the weight.

“But I have no idea when he’s going to fight right now. We don’t have anything booked and literally haven’t talked to anybody about it.”

White then revealed:

Freddie Roach

“Two guys who care about Georges came to me and said, ‘Do you want to a deal?’ I said, ‘Yeah, I want to a deal.’ We got it done,”

As it turns out, the two men who approached White about getting the deal done were Freddie Roach and his CAA agent, Nick Khan.

One thing is for sure, Georges St-Pierre will likely have his eyes on UFC 209’s Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson welterweight title fight, which could determine his first opponent upon returning to the Octagon.