Bisping wants GSP fight

The UFC middleweight champion is currently recovering from injury

Michael Bisping

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UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping is targeting a fight with fomer welterweight champion George St. Pierre. 

Speaking to the MMAHour last week he said: “The only reason I’m saying Georges St-Pierre is because I know he wants to fight me, and I was offered a fight with him. That’s the only reason he’s in my mind, if I wasn’t offered a fight with him, I wouldn’t be thinking Georges St-Pierre. But that just got that carrot dangled in front of my face of a several-million-dollar payday.

"Call me stupid, but I want that f*cking carrot. I want that several million dollars in my bank account. I want it for my children’s sake, for my family, for when I’m retired so we can still live a good life.

“That’s why I’m doing it. Not because I’m trying to rob the UFC, or rob the fans of the No. 1 contender, or do wrong to Yoel Romero. I want it for my family’s sake. So in a perfect world, I fight Georges St-Pierre, I will beat Georges St-Pierre, I will not be injured in that fight Georges because Georges never injures anybody in a fight, and then I will do a quick turnaround, within six weeks I will fight Yoel Romero.

That’s what he wants, that’s what he’ll get. I’ll guarantee you right now, hand on my heart,” he added. 

Bisping hasn't fought since he won a close unanimous decision against Dan Henderson last October.