Michael Bisping may have shed some light on why Georges St-Pierre hasn't made his MMA and UFC return.
The Canadian former welterweight champion hasn't fought since 2013 when he vacated his 170-pound title. In his absence the UFC has been open to St-Pierre's return, but St-Pierre has showed no interest in coming back.
That all changed this year, in August, when St-Pierre publicly announced that he wanted to resume his MMA career and was going to enter the USADA drug testing pool that is now required required to compete in the UFC. St-Pierre also said that he was interested in match-ups with Tyron Woodley and middleweight champ Bisping.
Now in the testing pool and wanting to fight, the UFC has yet to book St-Pierre for a fight.
On Wednesday, Bisping shed some light on why the Canadian possibly hasn't been scheduled to fight, and said that he's willing to fight him at UFC 206 in Canada.
"If GSP wants it in Toronto in December, I'm good," Bisping told Champions along with a group of reporters following his open workout in Manchester, England. "GSP keeps talking, you know, time to do some walking pal. He called me out, so I'll happily knockout Dan Henderson, have a beer with a few of you guys, and then get straight back in the gym."
"I've never turned down a fight in my life, and if GSP wants to do it then just call Dana [White]. I know he's said that he wants ten million dollars, so he's pricing himself up, but don't on one hand say, 'I want to fight Bisping,' and then price yourself out of the market because which is it? Do you want to fight me or don't you want to fight me?"
Although Bisping seemed very fired up when talking about St-Pierre, the British fighter respects St-Pierre and finds him to be a "nice guy," but that doesn't mean Bisping will shy away from St-Pierre's callout.
"I like GSP," Bisping said. "I got nothing against GSP, the guy is a professional, good guy, nice guy. I know his coaches, good dudes, but if he wants to fight, I've never backed down from an opponent in my life, and be sure as hell that it won't start with a welterweight that's been retired for three years."