UFC Middleweight champion Michael Bisping has called out former Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre ahead of the Canadian’s pending return to the UFC.
St.Pierre, who hasn’t fought in the UFC in nearly three years, was supposed to meet with the UFC’s new owners WME-IMG on Tuesday but according to MMAFighting the meeting never took place.
St. Pierre’s management tried to initiate talks with UFC management over a new contract for the Canadian again on Wednesday night, at the Kickboxer: Vengeance premier in Los Angeles, but negotiations never transpired according to the fighter.
“We wanted to get in touch,” St. Pierre said. “They were supposed to talk yesterday, but they couldn’t reach them. Something happened. They’re supposed to reach them. They’re unreachable now.”
According to MMAFighitng, UFC senior vice president of public relations Dave Sholler claimed that there was no such deadlock in negotiations between St-Pierre and the UFC and WME-IMG, but the fighter seems to suggest otherwise.
However, issues with St.Pierre’s contract have appeared to make no difference to Middleweight champion Michael Bisping who called the former champion a ‘p**sy’ in addition to challenging the 35-year-old to a 180 pound catchweight fight at UFC 206 in Toronto.
Speaking with the Daily Star on Wednesday, Bisping said:
“Quit being a p**sy Georges.
“I would love to fight Georges St-Pierre in December in Toronto. I fight in October, I could make it in December. That’s two months. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
“Georges St-Pierre, put your big boy boots on, get your gloves on, get your mouthpiece on and get with Freddie Roach. If you want to do it, let’s go.”
Bisping already has a middleweight title bout scheduled for UFC 204 against Dan Henderson in Manchester, but the Englishman is one of a host of UFC fighters to call out St.Pierre for his return fight, with current Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz also expressing an interest in fighting St.Pierre.