UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping is less than a month away from defending the title against former UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre at UFC 217.
The middleweight champion says he has been told by somebody that the Canadian fighter had been using illegal substances in the past.
“I was training with someone recently who shall remain nameless and he was telling me that he was on something. He’s not part of my regular team but I couldn’t help but notice the massive amount of muscle that this person had and he told me, he was very frank about it. . I’m very naive when it comes to steroids but he said it’s in and out your system in one day. One day! Holy s**t! I didn’t even know such things existed, I really didn’t. That’s how naive I’m am and that’s what all those motherf**kers are taking, I’m telling you. So USADA, if you’re listening, get your ass up to Canada and test Georges. Hide out in his apartment block and get the motherf**ker on the way to the gym,” Bisping said on Believe You Me.
It should be noted that since August, the former welterweight champion has been tested ten times by USADA.
Bisping would go as far as to say that GSP wanted to make sure that he cleared the illegal substances out of his system before entering the testing pool.
“I’d had a heavy night before and Georges was taking pleasure in [mocking me for my behavior]. So f**king what Georges. I’m 38 years old and I’m in Las Vegas. If you’re man enough to fight me anytime soon, I won’t be drinking. When I’m training for a fight I’m very, very dedicated but of course, I’m not training for a fight because I don’t know whether it’s because Georges needs to clear the steroids out of his system before he enters the USADA testing pool. I don’t know what the reason is but that is definitely a potentially valid reason because you’ve got to get tested for six months before you come back and he did his best to delay it so maybe that was why,” says Bisping.
Despite all the illegal substance talk from the UFC Middleweight Champion, he later claimed all he is trying to do is annoy his future opponent and that may be a job he has done very well heading into their fight.
UFC 217 takes place on Saturday, November 4 from Madison Square Garden in New York, New York with Michael Bisping and Georges St. Pierre headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.