Bisping Says He’s Eyeing GSP Fight, Not Yoel Romero

UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping is looking to fight former UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre in his next outing.

However, Bisping knows it is likely his next title defense will be against top contender Yoel Romero.

“I haven’t signed to fight anybody,” Bisping said on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “Odds are it’s going to be Yoel Romero, my next fight. That’s what I’m assuming.

“I’ve had no further dialogue with the UFC, but I know that Georges, his trainer (Jorge Blanco) told me recently that they’re pretty much at an agreement with the UFC. So the deal is almost done and he wants to fight me. I am the fight that they’re targeting, so it’s not beyond the realm of possibility. As of right now, I would assume that Yoel is my next opponent, but there’s always that wild card.”

Bisping went on to say he is not afraid to fight Romero and would be willing to fight him after St-Pierre. The reason he wants to fight St-Pierre more is because of his higher profile and bigger payday.

“I have no problem facing (Romero), but if the UFC would come to me with the GSP (offer), of course, I would take that one first, simply for the gigantic payday, then do Yoel next,” Bisping said.

“GSP is saying that he wants to fight me. GSP is by far the biggest fight of them all. Regardless of whoever I fight, there’s going to be somebody unhappy. I can’t face them all on the same night. It’s got to be one at a time, and there’s going to be people who are going to talk (expletive).”