Bisping: ‘GSP Moving Up To Fight Me Is A Bad Idea’

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping has had a few different fights in mind for his post-surgery return.

The largest concern for “The Count” has been the payday. Bisping still has fighters he is interested in, the money simply needs to be right first.

The natural choice is the number one contender, Yoel Romero. Yet, Bisping has other ideas in mind. The fighter has shown interest in facing Georges St-Pierre, but admits that Yoel Romero is likely his next bout.

Well, in today’s episode podcast of UFC: Unfiltered, Michael Bisping had something new to say about his fighting future.

“If they offer me the number one contender, I’ll take the number one contender. If they offer me ‘GSP’…Listen, I will be a fool not to take it, of course I will take ‘GSP.’ If they were to offer that fight, but there’s been no word about it. I hope they do. After three years, I think it’s a tough fight for ‘GSP’ If I’m honest. Fighters know the hardest part of fighting, of course it’s the physical; but the hardest part is the mental aspect. There’s self-doubt, inner-demons. ‘GSP’ kind of had a tough fight last time out against Johny Hendricks and spending three years away, and coming back stepping up a weight class and fighting me, I think that’s a bad idea for Georges St-Pierre. If he wants to do it then God bless.”

Bisping is seemingly focused on one thing, the payday. Fighting Pierre would be great for the champion, but he is open to anything with the proper numbers. If Pierre has the “bad idea” to face Bisping, it would certainly make for an exciting main event.