Michael Bisping vs Georges St Pierre UFC 217 Countdown
It’s UFC 217 Countdown and the reigning UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping prepares for a unique title defence. Against the former longtime welterweight king Georges St-Pierre. Who is finally coming out of retirement after four years in the wilderness away from the sport.
Also, the bitter rivals and former teammates Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw. Will at finally meet inside the octagon as they clash for the bantamweight belt. The same belt that Garbrandt now retains and which Dillashaw once held.
And the ever dominant strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Readies herself for her the next challenge in the form of former title challenger Rose Namajunas. Namajunas has been known for upsetting the odds in the past. As she looks to be the first woman to beat the champion inside the octagon.
GSP vs Michael Bisping
Georges St Pierre makes his way back to the sport following a four-year hiatus. The most dominant welterweight in UFC history stepped away to take a break from the incessant title defences which had come to dominate his life, refocusing on what mattered most in his life. But now he returns in his quest to capture yet another piece of UFC history.
But standing in his way is none other than the UFC middleweight champion. A man who took ten years to make it to the top of the UFC ladder and is in no rush to allow a returning GSP to simply take it away from him.
Bisping has seen and done it all, fighting his way to a UFC championship the hard way. And while St Pierre had been away from the sport, things have moved on. As Bisping fought his way through each and every one the UFC put in front of him, including Anderson Silva and the champion Luke Rockhold.
But a newly revitalised GSP is once again hungry for success. And with a potential two-division champion place in history at stake. St Pierre is sure he has what it takes to come back, take what Michael Bisping has and make it his own.
No longer a champion with all the pressure that brings. GSP plans to bring all of his experience and time away from the sport learning new skills to bear on the fight ahead at UFC 217.
And not to be outdone, the champion Michael Bisping is doing everything he needs to in order to walk away from the November 4th fight with his hand raised. Let’s go inside the lives and gyms of these six athletes. As they train to compete at the UFC’s historic return to Madison Square Garden.