Georges St. Pierre won the UFC Middleweight Title when he defeated Michael Bisping by third round submission in the main event of UFC 217.
GSP has since relinquished the title due to medical issues, which has lead the former champion to call him nothing more than a prick.
“He’s a prick,” said Bisping on Believe You Me. “He’s a prick, god bless him. I’m gonna be brutally honest here, it’s a double-edged sword. It’s a good thing and a bad thing. By the way, Dana White threw me under the bus when he first found out. He wasn’t happy with Georges and he said, ‘Yeah, well he cherry-picked Bisping.’ That doesn’t do me any favors! He didn’t cherry-pick me, but I did say that. I said Georges wanted to fight me because he thought I was an easy fight and this and that, and he got the win, and then he vacated the belt. Now he vacated the belt because apparently he had to go to the hospital after our fight and he thought he was gonna be paralyzed and he had a bad neck and all this type of stuff. I don’t know. He just doesn’t fancy doing it again. In one respect, it’s good for me because - as an MMA fighter, as a boxer, whatever it is - if somebody beats you, you never want them to lose again because if they get beat, then the person that beat them, it has a negative impact on you. Like, ‘Oh, they could have beaten me as well.’ So he’s never going to fight at 185 again, that’s good. I’m the only person at 185 he ever beat, nobody at 185 is ever gonna beat him. So cheers Georges, thanks for that. But at the same time, it looks like a bit of a bitch move, you know what I mean? So there’s pluses and negatives.”
UFC Interim Middleweight Champion Robert Whittaker has since been promoted to the undisputed middleweight champion after GSP gave up the gold. Whittaker is defending the title against former champion Luke Rockhold in the main event of UFC 221, which Bisping calls a good move.
“GSP’s retired, I’m out the picture, let them two fight for it, whoever wins, they become the champion and good for them,” says Bisping.
Bisping has stated in the past that he is planning on retiring this March, possibly at the UFC Fight Night London event.