Michael Bisping could fight Daniel Cormier after UFC 217

September 27, 2017 9:21 am by Tom Taylor
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On November 4, in the main event of the absurdly stacked UFC 217, UFC middleweight king Michael Bisping will attempt to defend his title opposite returning former welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre. This fight registers as one of the biggest of the year, and from the sounds of it, Bisping could follow it with another massive showdown.

Speaking on his podcast, Believe You Me, the ever-dangerous middleweight champ suggested a fight with UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier could well be the next move, if UFC 217 goes his way.

“Speaking of guys that think they can take me –which of course when I say this, most people are gonna think he can take me – I was working with Daniel Cormier at the weekend and all he kept talking about all weekend was, ‘Mike, I want to fight you next. I want to fight you.’ On air, off air, at the hotel, constantly. He was like, ‘Mike, I will break you within five minutes.’ Dude, are you crazy? Do you really believe that?” 

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“I don’t know if he’s joking or if he’s serious, but if he is serious, I’ll fight him next even though I said last week I’m gonna retire,” Bisping continued. “I would fight Daniel Cormier because that would be a huge fight. DC is a great guy, he’s hilarious, hell of a fighter and he seems to be targeting a fight with me. So DC, if you’re serious, which I kind of think you are, then yeah, screw it, if only to annoy everyone in the world I will, again, fight somebody who doesn’t fight at middleweight.

Bisping closed with a bit of a warning to Cormier:

“I used to fight at 205, Dan. I was 15-0 so be careful what you wish for.”

How do you think a fight between UFC champs Michael Bisping and Daniel Cormier would go? Make your predictions in the comments section.

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 9/27/2017.


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