Anderson Silva Speaks Out Against GSP vs. Bisping, Calls The Fight Disrespectful

Former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva is not happy about a potential middleweight title fight between current champion Michael Bisping and former UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre.

“In my mind, this is my personal opinion, this is disrespect for different fighters in the [middleweight] category,” Silva told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “This is disrespect for everybody. This is bullshit. I don’t know what happened with Dana White.”

Bisping is expected to defend his title against St-Pierre later this year. This potential fight has had its fair share of criticism for numerous reasons. One reason being St-Pierre has spent his entire UFC career fighting as a welterweight and has not fought since 2013. Another reason being Bisping’s last title defense being against Dan Henderson, another fighter who was not a top contender in the UFC middleweight rankings.

Silva is expected to fight in his native Brazil at UFC 212 on June 3. Since the Bisping vs. St-Pierre fight is holding up the division, Silva wants to fight top contender Yoel Romero for an interim title. Silva said during his interview Monday, if he does not get an interim title fight, he may retire from the sport.