Former UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre returned after a four-plus year hiatus to defeat Michael Bisping at UFC 217 to become the UFC Middleweight Champion.
GSP has been mum on any future plans, but the UFC President says he would be quite angry is a middleweight title fight isn’t part of those plans.
“I’m going to be super pissed, and I don’t know where we go from there,” White said at a media luncheon. “Who’s better to fight at 170? You got Woodley, you got (Stephen) ‘Wonderboy’ (Thompson), you got (Yoel) Romero, and then you got Luke Rockhold. F*cking monsters. They’re all monsters. There’s no fight that looks like, ‘Oh, maybe this is the fight for me to take.’ Listen, you looked at Bisping like he was a tune-up. You got your tune-up. There’s nothing but f*cking animals at 85 and 70.”
Several people have speculated that GSP could retire again or drop to welterweight, including former training partner Patrick Cote. White also wants the middleweight champion to know that there are no easy fights at either welterweight or middleweight.
“There’s no good options. To sit there and try to hand-pick people of where you want to go and everything else, you can’t in this f*cking sport. They’re all nasty. You’re a fighter. Get in there and f*cking see who you can beat. You wanted to f*cking come back. Welcome back. It’s ugly,” says White.
The middleweight champion did hold a conference call recently, where he revealed that any future plans would be announced after taking a vacation.