Michael Bisping: Georges St-Pierre is a coward who ‘ran away’

Michael Bisping says that Georges St-Pierre somehow lacked courage in retiring a few years ago.

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So, we know that Georges St-Pierre wants to come back, fight middleweight champion Michael Bisping and win a world title in a second weight class. And we know that Bisping is interested in rudely welcoming GSP to middleweight.

In fact, "The Count" specified his terms and timeline for taking on the TriStar legend during his SiriusXM Rush radio show, The Countdown. "I will call GSP out," he said.

"I’ve got somebody else in mind for my next fight and when that’s taken care of, if GSP is man enough, and he wants to step on the dotted line and fight, I will happily fight Georges St-Pierre."

In the past, Bisping has said he admires St-Pierre, and perhaps he still does. Mixed with that admiration, however, is the notion that the former welterweight king is a coward.

"Hey you! Those had better not be steroids you’re taking!"

St-Pierre has spoken out against banned performance-enhancing drug use, after years of opponents accusing him of doping. Bisping has also regularly lamented banned PED use and accused others of partaking, so he seems to have little sympathy for St-Pierre saying that part of the reason he retired was because of opponents’ supposed drug use.

"I have nothing against Georges St-Pierre apart from the fact that he retired from the sport and was like, ‘No, I can’t do it because people are taking performance-enhancing drugs.’ Well guess what, they were and they’re getting caught," he continued.

"But if you’re a man, if you’re a fighter, and if you’re not a little bitch, you still continue to take those chances and try to beat those people. You won’t run away to the shadows and disappear because you think you can’t compete.

"I’m not the coward. I’m not the coward that needs to takes steroids to compete with these guys. And I would have thought that Georges St-Pierre was man enough also to have the same attitude."