MICHAEL BISPING has vowed to destroy Georges St-Pierre as their UFC title fight looms ever-closer.
The 38-year-old put his middleweight belt on the line against the returning Canadian who enters the Octagon for the first time in four years.
Speaking in today’s UFC 217 press conference in Toronto, things got heated between the pair ahead of their huge November 4 showdown at Madison Square Garden.
Bisping, not holding back, told his rival: “There is no way on earth that you will win.
“Enjoy it Canada, embrace it, GSP is going to get f*****g wiped out.”
The Brit also declared he has been emphatic in sparring, claiming he’s laid out three people in training already.
He added: “I respect the hell out of George and that’s why I’ve trained so hard, believe you me this will be the best Bisping you will see.
“I’ve knocked out three people this week in training.”
As well as telling reporters that St-Pierre is the smallest fighter he will have faced, and that the French-speaking Canadian hides from fighting, he vowed to knock him out.
He also revealed that: “George is going back under the rock that he’s crawled out of.”
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Before finally telling the 36-year-old that he – like many others in the past – have fallen into the trap of thinking they can beat the former Ultimate Fighter champion.
St-Pierre – who failed to keep his cool in front of his home crowd – said: “I’m not the same guy as when I left.
“I’m much better off, he’s going to find out in a bad way.”
He added of fighting Bisping: “He has very good hands, he is very fast, I am working with the best boxing trainer (Freddie Roach) to try and negate his strength.
“I can take him down, strike him, submit him, I can do all of these things, he’s only bigger – that’s it.
“I’ve got a lot more weapons, my fighting IQ is a lot better than his.
“I’m going to fight him in the octagon and beat him there.”
He rounded off his thoughts on ‘The Count’ by declaring he is the only man who he wanted to make his comeback fight for.
GSP said: “His resume speaks for himself.
“I didn’t want to fight no one else but Michael, he is the best in UFC at the moment.
“I’m at my best when I fight under pressure.”
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