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Former welterweight champ Georges St. Pierre is coming out of retirement for another taste of those UFC pay-per-view points, and his opponent is none other than middleweight champ Michael Bisping.

And if you parse what GSP has been saying in interviews – like on “The MMA Hour” yesterday – it’s not hard to see that the Canadian legend has a particular game plan in mind for the UFC 217 bout, a plan that is pretty familiar to anyone who’s watched St. Pierre fight before.

He’s going to pretend Bisping is a mattress and just lay on him.


“He’s playing always the same song. He’s terrified of me wrestling him. Terrified,” St-Pierre said Monday on The MMA Hour. “In every interview he does, he’s begging me to stand and bang with him. In every interview. … I mean, if you don’t know the ground (game), you shouldn’t be in MMA. You should be in kickboxing.

“Fighting on the ground is part of the game, and he’s terrified. So he wants me to be like, ‘Oh, okay, I’m going to stand and bang with you.’

“I’m going to use all my tools,” St-Pierre continued. “Not only one tool, but all of them. That’s a mind game that he’s trying to play.”