Newly-crowned UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping recently said that St-Pierre’s team reached out to him about fighting for his title. However, St-Pierre cleared things up and told Ariel Helwani that that was not the case, but isn’t shy on the idea of fighting “The Count” for a specific reason.
“I heard Michael say we contacted his camp for making a fight with him,” St-Pierre said. “None of my agents have contacted Michael Bisping for making a fight. I haven’t talked to UFC about fighting yet.”
Helwani went on to play his previous interview with Michael Bisping where “The Count” said he would send St-Pierre back to a movie set and his return to the UFC would be short lived.
“Rush” had a good laugh from Bisping’s comments and said that he is very proud of his UFC welterweight titles and his record for the most wins in UFC history, which Bisping tied when he knocked Luke Rockhold out at UFC 199 and became the UFC middleweight champion.
“Now I have someone challenging me for it [the record for most UFC wins] who is Michael Bisping. If I fight him I do not believe he would send me back to a movie set. Yes, he is bigger than me but I believe I have more skills than him and a higher fighting IQ than he does.”
The former welterweight king said that the world doesn’t revolve around him, but if it is a fight that fans and the UFC want to see, as long as terms can be agreed upon with the UFC and his management, a fight with Michael Bisping is definitely motivating enough to get back to competition.
“Bisping is the man to beat right now,” St-Pierre said. “He beat [Anderson] Silva, he knocked out [Luke] Rockhold, Rockhold beat Jacare [Souza] and [Chris] Weidman.”
Well fans, do you want to see Georges St-Pierre come out of retirement for a fight with Michael Bisping to determine who holds the most wins in UFC history? Sound off in the comment section!