Now that Dana White has confirmed Michael Bisping will fight Georges St-Pierre. here's your friendly reminder that Bisping promised to beat down GSP. with ONE ARM! He even verbally agreed to fight St-Pierre at UFC 206 on December 10 in Toronto, but the Canadian star was unable to come to a financial deal with the UFC to make it happen.
Today saw the announcement that the legendary Georges St-Pierre will make his return to professional competition this year as he faces off against Michael Bisping for the UFC's middleweight title. However, the former three-time UFC welterweight champion will not be returning to the 170-pound division but rather the 185-pound middleweight division.
A concrete opponent is the just one more check mark off the long list of action items on GSP's comeback list. A former light-heavyweight who dropped down to middleweight, his career has been on the upswing in recent years. St-Pierre said he believed he was no longer under contract with UFC, claiming the promotion breached their deal by failing to meet a deadline to formally offer a fight. Georges said he can make 155-pounds. Let's be honest, everybody wants a shot at Michael Bisping.
"Not even close", said White when pressed whether the fight against McGregor was discussed. "There are a lot of things that have to happen for Georges to come back and then we'll pick a date", White said.
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St-Pierre is now 35-years-old, and it'll be over three years since his last appearance in the Octagon, when he left the sport as the Welterweight champ after defending his title and getting a split decision against Johny Hendricks in late 2013.
And while fans had called for St-Pierre to face McGregor, White was quick to dismiss talk that the Irishman was even in the conversation.
"He wanted to take some time off from the sport and he's been talking about coming back for a couple of years", White added.