Recently there’s been talk about the possibility of Georges St-Pierre returning to the cage to face Michael Bisping, and Chris Weidman has shared his thoughts on why it might happen…
Yes, not long ago, rumors began that GSP is interested in fighting Bisping. Just this week, the newly crowned middleweight champ reported the star’s camp has reached out regarding the potential fight.
Well, Weidman attended a Q&A for UFC Fight Night 89 on Friday, and here’s what he had to say about the rumor (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“If it’s true, they see an easy fight, why not go for it and get a belt at the same time? Who wouldn’t want that? I mean, poor Bisping but can you pick one guy in the top 15 that you are sure he can beat? There are definitely guys he can beat but that you would say for sure he would beat? Who is he gonna be a favorite against? Maybe a small favorite [against Henderson],” Weidman said.
There you have it. It’s hard to imagine GSP thinking that he could just cruise through Bisping, since he would be moving up in weight, and facing someone with very good, takedown defense. But hey, maybe they do think the 185 title would be an easy grab?
It should be noted that St-Pierre has yet to say, definitively, that he’s returning to the cage. Would the UFC give him an automatic shot at the middleweight belt? If in fact that’s what he wants? Probably.
It’s going to be fascinating to see what happens with all this. GSP has said he’s more interested in big, compelling fights than pursuing the welterweight title once more. The Canadian hasn’t fought now since 2013, when he earned a tightly contested, split decision win over Johny Hendricks.