Former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre is currently gearing up for his 2017 middleweight title fight against Michael Bisping.
While the fight was already officially announced by the UFC, and the pair have already done a press conference for the fight, no official date has been set. That hasn’t rubbed the middleweight champ very well, and he has threatened to take St-Pierre’s title fight away and give it to Yoel Romero, who was promised the next middleweight title fight before St-Pierre returned to the Octagon.
Now, on a recent episode of his podcast, Bisping spoke about St-Pierre’s master plan, saying:
“Here’s what I think GSP’s plan is. He comes back, he fights me, he beats me. In the time that takes, Demian Maia beats Jorge Masvidal then he fights Tyron Woodley. [St-Pierre] believes – because he said this – that Maia beats Woodley. Then, from him fighting me, he fights Maia, relinquishes the 185-pound belt, then he goes for the 170 belt. Then from there – he’s spoke about this – then he’s gonna relinquish that and then fight Conor McGregor for the lightweight belt. That is his master plan, I guarantee it. And if he can pull it off, then he would definitely go down as the greatest mixed martial arts fighter in history. I do think that after that, he’s gonna fight at his weight class – 170 – and then go for the big, big money fight against Conor, which would be almost as big as, maybe, Conor vs. Floyd. That would do bigger numbers than Conor vs. Nate Diaz. It would be massive.”
This comes on the heels of St-Pierre’s boxing coach, Freddie Roach, revealing that St-Pierre would like a fight with Conor McGregor in his final fight before eventually retiring from MMA ahead of this return.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 3/30/2017.