UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping and former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre want to fight, but the UFC won’t let it happen.
On a recent episode of his podcast, Bisping revealed that he and St-Pierre wanted to coach the next season of The Ultimate Fighter and then fight later this year, but UFC President Dana White said no.
Instead, the next season of TUF will be coached by former UFC Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez and Justin Gaethje.
Bisping and St-Pierre want to fight in November at the UFC’s next event at Madison Square Garden in New York City. However, White has been adamant that Bisping will defend his title against Interim UFC Middleweight Champion Robert Whittaker, while St-Pierre will fight the UFC welterweight champion in his return fight.
Earlier this year, the UFC announced Bisping would fight St-Pierre for the middleweight title. The UFC later canceled the fight due to St-Pierre not being able to fight until November, even though Bisping is also suffering from an injury and cannot fight until the end of the year.