Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is not abandoning his quest to fight Michael Bisping for the middleweight title, even though promotion president Dana White claims to have moved on.
Sure, “Rush” took his sweet old time, thanks partly to his slow move up to 185 pounds, but largely because he’s enduring a battery of tests from United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to make sure he’s coming back clean.
“Michael, you should man up and fight me 11/4 in NY,” he wrote. “I am coming out of retirement to retire you. Dana, PLEASE make it happen.”
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) July 6, 2017
UFC returns to the “Big Apple” on Nov. 4 for a yet-to-be-named pay-per-view (PPV).
St-Pierre hasn’t been seen since late 2013, walking away from mixed martial arts (MMA) in the wake of his unanimous decision win over Johny Hendricks. Bisping, meanwhile, is riding the pine with a gnarly knee injury (see it) while Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker collide for the interim strap.
Your move, “Count.”