Michael Bisping isn’t one to bite his tongue, especially not when it comes to PED use.
On a recent edition of his podcast, ‘Believe You Me’, the current UFC middleweight champion suggested that Canadian fan favorite Georges St-Pierre -- who will challenge Bisping for the title at UFC 217 -- may have used steroids in the past.
In fact, ‘The Count’ believes that the reason GSP wanted to push their initial bout back to November was to clean the PEDs out of his system.
Bisping and St-Pierre conducted a press conference in Las Vegas earlier in March, where ‘Rush’ mocked the champ for being drunk.
“I’d had a heavy night before and Georges was taking pleasure in [mocking me for my behavior],” Bisping said, per MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew. 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.”
Bisping, who is one of MMA’s most vocal critics of PED use, wants to know how many times St-Pierre has been tested by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.
“I’ve been tested twice in this training camp, and I guess they’re gonna give up because they never get a sniff of anything with me. Never. And it costs a lot of money to send those agents out here. I’ll probably get another busy talk to throughout the training camp [but] I want to know how many time are they testing Georges St-Pierre?”
The USADA website states that St-Pierre, the former UFC welterweight champ, has been tested ten times since he decided to come out of retirement and enter the USADA testing pool last Summer.
According to Bisping, there is a drug that can flush the steroids out of the body in one day, as per an anonymous training partner. The UFC veteran urges USADA to catch St-Pierre whilst he’s one his way to the gym.
“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.”
UFC 217, which features the middleweight championship tilt between Bisping and St-Pierre in the main event, takes place next month, Nov. 4, at Madison Square Garden in New York.