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Video: Robert Whittaker breaks down Michael Bisping vs Georges St-Pierre title fight at UFC 217

There will be plenty of interested observers at this weekend’s (Sat., Nov. 4, 2017) UFC 217 pay-per-view (PPV) event in New York City, but no one will be as observant as Robert Whittaker, as he is firmly set to face the winner of the main event Middleweight title fight between Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre.

The current interim title holder recently broke down how he foresees the five-round title fight going during a recent conversation with UFC.

“The fight between Georges and Michael, I think is going to be a very hard fight for Georges. Quite frankly, I’m a huge fan of his, his work over the years has been unreal. But Michael has been consistent throughout the years. This is Michael’s division, the middleweight division is his at the moment. I think Michael will want to outbox him and I think Georges is going to need to get those takedowns to get the ‘W.’ But, who can say, it’s a fight at the end of the day and it’s why we love this sport so much, anything can happen. Watching that fight in New York, I am going to be sitting ringside waiting for my next opponent. I think I matchup with Georges and Michael the same. I have the skill set necessary to beat both of them. I think I am more rounded and I also have an edge in the striking department.”

Whittaker has been riding the pine with a nagging knee injury, but should be gearing up for his combat sports return in 2018, giving “The Count” and “Rush” a clear path for them to do the dance in a highly-anticipated and highly-criticized title fight.

Georges has already confirmed he is contractually obligated to face “The Reaper” should he prove victorious in “The Big Apple.” As for Bisping, despite whispers of potential retirement win, lose or draw, the brash Brit recently dispelled that notion, confirming he’d be fighting for at least one more fight.

UFC 217 will also feature a co-main event title fight as bantamweight kingpin Cody Garbrandt who will take on T.J. Dillashaw, while Joanna Jedrzejczyk will defend her women’s Strawweight title against Rose Namajunas.

To see the most up-to-date UFC 217 fight card click here.

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