UFC middleweight champion Michael “The Count” Bisping seems to be setting up a fight with former welterweight champion George St-Pierre.
In an interview with MMA journalist Ariel Helwani on Helwani’s podcast “The MMA Hour,” Bisping mentioned that the former champion’s trainer had informed him of the bouts potential.
“His trainer told me recently that they are pretty much at an agreement with the UFC, so the deal’s almost done. And, he wants to fight me. I am the fighter they are targeting. So it is not outside the realms of possibility. Right now, I will assume that Yoel [Romero] is my next opponent, but there is always that wild card.”
Bisping also mentioned that, given the option, he would take the fight with Pierre.
“If the UFC were to come to me with GSP, then I think I would take that one first, simply for the gigantic payday.”
Michael Bisping is coming off of a five fight winning streak, with a single title defense of his championship belt.
Number one contender Yoel Romero is believed to be his next opponent, but nothing has been signed thus far.