Georges St-Pierre Deserves Title Shot Against Michael Bisping

There was a brief period of disappointment after the GSP fight fell through, so I moved on and was looking to start preparations to face Romero. "He's picked me to come back out of retirement, moving up a weight class, it's nearly like he's got nothing to lose but if he moves up a weight class, beats me, he becomes a legend". It was a battle for the Canadian mixed martial artist to negotiate a deal for a comeback with UFC president Dana White.

White added: "I'm not a big believer in long layoffs".

I know that some of these whiners at 185 are going to be crying over this, but if they were offered a mega-fight with Georges St-Pierre, wouldn't they take it?

St-Pierre has held the UFC 170-pound welterweight title twice, won a UFC record-12 title bouts and has the second-most wins in UFC history (19), behind only the 20 wins by Bisping.

St-Pierre was a pay-per-view heavyweight for the UFC at the time of his departure from the sport.

Earlier this month, we learned that former welterweight champion and bona fide MMA legend Georges St-Pierre had ironed out his differences with the UFC and agreed to the terms of a new contract. Bisping captured the title from Luke Rockhold at UFC 199 and has since defended the title against Dan Henderson.

"But what turns me on, what excites me the most is when people say to me 'You're insane".

St-Pierre's last defence came against Johny Hendricks in November 2013, after which he vacated his title, citing the need to recover physically and mentally from a gruelling career in the cage. Now, more than three years later, St-Pierre is ready to return.

St-Pierre (25-2-0) is a man in a hurry, knowing that time is not on his side. It's going to have to be a different Georges St-Pierre - a more opportunistic Georges St-Pierre, more powerful, better, with new tools, less hesitation, less thinking, more intuition and better reaction.

As a fighter, we do this to get paid, we do it to earn money. St-Pierre, who holds a 25-2 record and Bisping, who is now at 30-7, are expected to appear in Las Vegas later this week for a press conference. Both seem optimistic about the future.

"He wanted to take a break", White said on ESPN.

"My relationship has never been better with GSP". Of course, I got a phone call about a week ago saying the fight is back on the table, Georges wants to fight you and it's a big fight.

  • Julie Sanders