UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping is currently preparing to defend the title against former UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre at UFC 217.
However, the middleweight champion may have another opponent in mind after UFC 217 and that is current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier.
“Speaking of guys that think they can take me - which of course when I say this, most people are gonna think he can take me - I was working with Daniel Cormier at the weekend and . . . all he kept talking about all weekend was, ‘Mike, I want to fight you next. I want to fight you.’ On air, off air, at the hotel, constantly. He was like, ‘Mike, I will break you within five minutes.’ Dude, are you crazy? Do you really believe that? I don’t know if he’s joking or if he’s serious, but if he is serious, I’ll fight him next even though I said last week I’m gonna retire. I would fight Daniel Cormier because that would be a huge fight. DC is a great guy, he’s hilarious, hell of a fighter and he seems to be targeting a fight with me. So DC, if you’re serious, which I kind of think you are, then yeah, screw it, if only to annoy everyone in the world I will, again, fight somebody who doesn’t fight at middleweight,” Bisping said on Believe You Me.
Cormier hasn’t competed since his infamous bout with former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones at UFC 214.
Bisping says he used to compete at light heavyweight in the UFC and he has a brief warning for DC.
“I used to fight at 205, Dan. I was 15-0 so be careful what you wish for,” says Bisping.
The light heavyweight champion has yet to respond to the challenge from Bisping, whom he works with on occasion at UFC Tonight and during most UFC event pre-fight/post-fight shows.