It probably wasn’t the first time that a combat sports analyst picked against a colleague in studio ahead of a big fight, but what made Yves Edwards’ recent prediction of a Georges St-Pierre win over Michael Bisping, who was seated right next to him, was that he didn’t even attempt to sugar coat it.
Edwards and UFC middleweight champion Bisping were conducting analysis during the UFC Fight Night Fortaleza weigh-in show on Friday, when Todd Grisham put the former lightweight standout on the spot.
“Yves, who wins that fight, ‘GSP’ or Michael Bisping?” the former WWE announcer and SportsCenter anchor asked Edwards.
Yves didn’t hesitate for a second.
“My money’s on ‘GSP,'” he said with a cheeky grin.
Yves took all his fucks home and didn't give any away pic.twitter.com/qpGt0zQNZU
— Izi (@mma_inciter) March 11, 2017
Yves, you savage.
UFC president Dana White officially announced the middleweight title fight between Bisping and the returning St-Pierre on March 1st. The promotion began two days later with a press conference in Las Vegas. However, somewhat strangely, the date and venue of the bout has yet to be confirmed. Though, some time in the late summer or fall now seems most likely.
Edwards, who faced the likes of Josh Thomson, Jorge Masvidal, Duane Ludwig, Tony Ferguson and Jeremy Stephens during a 17-year professional career, retired in 2014 after suffering 4 straight defeats in the UFC. He did so having compiled a record of 42-22-1.