Cape Town - On Monday the MMA world was set on fire by the announcement
that Georges St-Pierre is coming out of retirement to continue his fighting
career after a successful mock fight camp.
St-Pierre announced the news on Mondays edition of the MMA
Not only is the Canadian star set to return but he already
knows who he would like to face first-- the new UFC middleweight champion
"There are two things
I'm very proud of," St-Pierre said on The MMA Hour.
"There's my title
-- my welterweight title that I won -- and there's another record that I hold
for the most wins in UFC history. And now I have someone who's challenging me
for it in Michael Bisping.
"I do not believe, if I fight him, he
will send me back to a movie set. Yes, he's bigger than me, but I believe I've
got more skill, more athleticism, and a higher fighting IQ than he does. The
world doesn't turn around me, but if it's a fight that the fans and the UFC
want to make, they've got my number. They can call my agent, no problem. We can
organize to make it happen and make an agreement."
Bisping stated last week that should the two
ever meet inside the octagon that it would be him who would come out on top and
end the return before it even began, "I would send him back to a movie
St-Pierre has been away from the sport for
nearly three-years and has watched Bisping's climb to the top. He beat Anderson Silva and knocked
out Luke Rockhold.
"He's the bigger name now. He's the man
to beat right now. I always said if I come back, my first fight would be
something big that gives me the chills. And he's a bigger name right now. He is
the bigger name, the guy who has the spotlight right now. Like I said, the
world doesn't turn around me. There are a lot of guys hunting him, but if it's
a fight that the UFC wants and the fans want, if it creates a buzz and the
money is there, because we're in a business, I'm down for it."
While there has been no official word from the
promotion regarding the current status of Georges St-Pierre, Sport24 will have
more information as and when it is made available.