Michael Bisping wanted a holiday after the year he has had, but the UFC changed his mind.
Yesterday, on The Countdown show featured on SiriusXM radio, Bisping spoke about enjoying a vacation. However, with all the negotiations going on with Georges St-Pierre, Bisping got his hopes up for a giant fight at #UFC206 in Toronto.
"In a perfect world, for me, I fight GSP in six weeks time because that's just around the corner, all the other guys are tied up. Georges St-Pierre would be the biggest pay day of my career bar none," Bisping said. "It would end off a perfect year for me that I've had, the best year of my career [...] and then my next fight would be against Chris Weidman. In a perfect world, that is what I'd like."
Bisping hasn't been quiet about his aspirations. He took to social media to openly challenge St-Pierre, but St-Pierre batted the responsibility right back at the #UFC. The new UFC middleweight champion is already a 'Fighter of the Year' contender after defeating Anderson Silva, knocking out former champ Luke Rockhold and then avenging his loss against Dan Henderson. A possible win over St-Pierre could solidify it.
With the return of St-Pierre all sorts of problematic, Bisping does have another fighter in his mind though: Nick Diaz.
"I'm down to fight ASAP. The UFC put this in my mind fighting at 206, so in my mind I want to fight at 206," Bisping said. "So yeah, if it's not going to be GSP, I don't mind being on the card against somebody else and Nick Diaz would be somebody else that moves the needle."
The Brit has called out Diaz as far back as three years ago while cooking a steak. Will he finally get to finish this beef? It seems like Bisping means business.
"If Nick Diaz wants to go at UFC 206, formally and officially, I invite you to sign the bout agreement, let's do it," Bisping said.