Current UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping has declared that he would want to defend his UFC title against either Georges St-Pierre or Nick Diaz at UFC 206 in Toronto.

The champion declared that he wants to fight former welterweight champion St-Pierre who has not fought any match since his famous victory over Johnny Hendrix. While St-Pierre has stayed out of the mixed martial art scenes following an extended absence, reports claim he is currently nursing a desire to return to the Octagon but has so far failed to strike a deal with the UFC, over the conditions of a comeback.

Bisping believes a win over St-Pierre would round off the impressive career he has had this year. Already, the 37-year-old has built a solid reputation in the history of UFC defeating fearless champions like Anderson Silva, and capturing the middleweight title after beating Luke Rockhold. He also went on to defeat future Hall of Famer Dan Henderson in his home of Manchester.

Nonetheless, with UFC 206 just around the corner, it looks unlikely that St.Pierre would be competing seeing that he has been unable to clear things up with the Management of UFC. However, Bisping who is not giving up on the possibility of fighting the Canadian said: “In a perfect world, for me, I’d fight Georges St-Pierre in six weeks’ time, that’s just around the corner, and all the other guys are tied up.

“Georges St-Pierre would be the biggest payday of my career. So excuse me for trying to get the biggest payday of my career. It would end off a perfect year for me,” the fighter added.

However, if things change and Bisping is eventually booked to fight St.Pierre, it would draw some backlash from many middleweight fighters who have been gunning for an opportunity to fight the Canadian champion.


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