Michael Bisping is ready to make his Octagon return and defend his UFC middleweight title, and he'll be doing it against one of the greatest fighters of all time in former welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre.
Bisping and St-Pierre have been going back and forth at one another in the lead up to their fight, with St-Pierre calling Bisping a clown for all his trash talking and "The Count" firing back at the Canadian about his size and ring rust after not having fought for nearly three years. It all goes down in the main event of UFC 217 on pay-per-view (PPV) from the Madison Square Garden arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 4, 2017.
On a recent episode of his podcast, Believe You Me, Bisping took aim at St-Pierre once again, but this time it was to accuse him of using steroids ahead of their main event clash in New York. Here's what he had to say (quotes via MMA Fighting):
“I’d had a heavy night before and Georges was taking pleasure in [mocking me for my behavior]. So f**king what Georges. I’m 38 years old and I’m in Las Vegas. If you’re man enough to fight me anytime soon, I won’t be drinking.
"When I’m training for a fight I’m very, very dedicated but of course, I’m not training for a fight because I don’t know whether it’s because Georges needs to clear the steroids out of his system before he enters the USADA testing pool.
"I don’t know what the reason is but that is definitely a potentially valid reason because you’ve got to get tested for six months before you come back and he did his best to delay it so maybe that was why.”
“I’ve been tested twice in this training camp, and I guess they’re gonna give up because they never get a sniff of anything with me. Never.
"And it costs a lot of money to send those agents out here. I’ll probably get another busy talk to throughout the training camp [but] I want to know how many time are they testing Georges St-Pierre?
“I was training with someone recently who shall remain nameless and he was telling me that he was on something. He’s not part of my regular team but I couldn’t help but notice the massive amount of muscle that this person had and he told me, he was very frank about it. . .
"I’m very naive when it comes to steroids but he said it’s in and out your system in one day. One day! Holy s**t! I didn’t even know such things existed, I really didn’t.
"That’s how naive I’m am and that’s what all those motherf**kers are taking, I’m telling you.
“So USADA, if you’re listening, get your ass up to Canada and test Georges. Hide out in his apartment block and get the motherf**ker on the way to the gym.”
What are your thoughts on Bisping accusing St-Pierre of being under the influence of PEDs? Do you think St-Pierre is using supplements to improve his performance inside the Octagon? Or is he just simply trying to get under the Canadian's skin ahead of their title bout? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!
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