Currently it doesn’t look like a bout between Georges St-Pierre and Michael Bisping is going to get signed for UFC 206, and the latter has let it be known he’d be willing to scrap Nick Diaz instead.
Earlier this week Bisping reported on Twitter that he’s verbally agreed to fight St-Pierre at the December 10th card. But, after doing so, Dana White said the the fight isn’t happening. Then GSP also took to Twitter and relayed that while he wants to fight Bisping, for now, no agreement is in place.
The rumored bout has been met with mixed reaction. For some, it’s an intriguing fight, since it would feature one of the greatest fighters ever in GSP, taking on the middleweight champ. Othes, however, have argued that the bout makes no sense, since GSP hasn’t fought at 185 and because there’s no shortage of contenders in that division.
“All the other middleweights [are] basically saying I’m looking for easy fights, which is pissing me off because of course Henderson wasn’t the rightful No. 1 contender, the UFC offered me that fight. And Georges St-Pierre isn’t the rightful No. 1 contender but he was the one talking to me for the fight. I’m not out here looking for easy pickings…
“I’ll fight anybody as long as it makes sense business-wise. I’m not gonna risk my reputation and my title against some chump, but if there’s a lot of money on the line, then I’ll do it. And if Nick Diaz wants to go at UFC 206, formally, officially, I invite you to sign the bout agreement. Let’s do it. And then after that, whoever wins more impressively of the top four middleweights- Rockhold, Weidman, Yoel, and Souza, I’ll fight after this. That will happen. 100%.”
It is true that both Bisping – GSP and Bisping – Diaz would be huge fights, which would likely deliver the middleweight champ a big time check. But, considering it’s October 28th and the tickets for UFC 206 are already on sale, it’s hard to imagine either bout happening then.