Michael Bisping has warned Georges St-Pierre that if he doesn’t agree to fight in early summer, he’s going to face Yoel Romero instead, but the Canadian star isn’t buying it.
Bisping will defend the middleweight title against St-Pierre later this year, but no date, however, has been set. The champion has said he wants to fight GSP during International Fight Week in early July, and UFC President Dana White also hoped to book the all-star bout for then.
But, it’s been reported that St-Pierre wants the fight to take place later, which prompted Bisping’s ultimatum. The outspoken fighter said he’s willing to grant GSP a little bit more time, but Bisping’s made it clear that he’s not willing to sit out until September.
“I think he’s lying,” St-Pierre said. “I know he wants to fight me and I want to fight him and this fight’s gonna give him more money. It comes down to his decision but if he wants to do it, I’m down to do it. That’s who I’m getting ready for. If things change, I’m gonna have to turn around and do a quick turnaround but no problem. I can do it. But he’s the man, he’s the one that has the belt. For me, he’s [got] the highest stock right now and I always aim for the high area.”
It’s also worth pointing out that the UFC likely wouldn’t reverse course either. They’ve announced that Bisping – GSP is next, so chances are they’re not going to drop that fight, if St-Pierre doesn’t agree to fight until say, late August.