Michael Bisping calls out Georges St-Pierre

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The Brit, speaking in Dubai for the official launch of the UFC gym, is fresh from the successful first defence of his 185lbs belt after a five-round war with Dan Henderson in Manchester at UFC 204.

However, he could be back in the Octagon before the year is out after the 37-year-old confirmed he’s held talks with UFC president Dana White.

“Dana White was texting me while I was in the air so I had some very interesting news regarding my next fight,” he told Sport360.

Given the quick turnaround, the lustre of a bout with either the returning Georges St-Pierre or Nick Diaz could be the type of money-spinning clash which tempts Bisping out of taking a well-deserved break.

And Bisping insists he’s raring to go with his his face now virtually healed after the damage taken in the Henderson victory.

“I had a CT scan after the fight and I’m all good,” he added. “There’s some misinformation going around, I don’t know where they’re all getting it but they are incorrect, I’m good, I’m healthy.

“My leg is a little bruised but a bit of ice and a few more days and I’ll be good to go.”

In regards to a potential challenger, he was noncommittal but when asked if MMA legend St-Pierre was being lined up he responded with a smirk, saying: “I can neither confirm or deny that but there will be some news in the coming days.”

The Canadian is currently in Las Vegas, the home of the UFC, having announced earlier this week on The MMA Hour that he is now a free agent after his legal team terminated his contract with the promotion.

However, a new contract could be negotiated and with the former welterweight king already enrolled in USADA’s random drug testing program a fight is not entirely out of the question.

Should it come to fruition Bisping said: “Honestly, I don’t know anything about the situation. Georges talked about fighting me a while ago and I’d love to fight the guy. It’d be terrific for me business wise and I also think I’d beat the guy.

“Of course it’s a good fight for me so it’s down to him. I’m here if you want to fight Georges let’s go. Sign the papers buddy that’s all you’ve got to do.”

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