Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Bisping in Garden Warning

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Bisping in Garden Warning

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MICHAEL Bisping insists the magnitude of his fight with Georges St-Pierre will not get to him when they meet at UFC 217 this weekend.

The Manchester fighter defends his middleweight title against the Canadian at Madison Square Garden in New York tomorrow.

It will be the first time Bisping has fought at the legendary venue, but he says the occasion won't get to him.

"It's great to be in New York but fighting at Madison Square Garden doesn't bother me. It doesn't matter if it's here, in his bathroom, my garden, or anywhere else, we're just going to fight," he said. "It doesn't matter if you cheer me or boo me, I'm still going to win this fight."

Bisping and St-Pierre have had plenty of heated words in the build-up to the fight, with Bisping insisting he is winning the mental battle.

"I've definitely got under his skin. I like Georges but we're going to fight, so right now, he's my enemy," he said. …

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