Michael Bisping is the current UFC Middleweight Champion and he will be defending the gold against former UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre later this year.
The champion believes that GSP, if he wins the middleweight gold, will just vacate the title to chase after other belts.
“Here’s what I think GSP’s plan is. He comes back, he fights me, he beats me. In the time that takes, Demian Maia beats Jorge Masvidal then he fights Tyron Woodley. [St-Pierre] believes - because he said this - that Maia beats Woodley. Then, from him fighting me, he fights Maia, relinquishes the 185-pound belt, then he goes for the 170 belt. He fights Maia because stylistically it’s a good fight for him because Georges is a great wrestler and he’s very, very accomplished at jiu-jitsu. I think he can do what I’m going to do to GSP, stop his takedowns and win the fight on the feet. Then from there - he’s spoke about this - then he’s gonna relinquish that and then fight Conor McGregor for the lightweight belt. That is his master plan, I guarantee it. And if he can pull it off, then he would definitely go down as the greatest mixed martial arts fighter in history. I do think that after that, he’s gonna fight at his weight class - 170 - and then go for the big, big money fight against Conor, which would be almost as big as, maybe, Conor vs. Floyd. That would do bigger numbers than Conor vs. Nate Diaz. It would be massive,” Bisping said on The Countdown.
A date has yet to be set for the middleweight title fight, but Bisping has said that if GSP doesn’t fight him by July, then Yoel Romero gets the title shot.
Bisping also believes that the end game for GSP is simply to have a fight with UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor.
“You’ve gotta look at the dollars and cents. That, for [the UFC] - because me and Conor are never going to fight. I’m way too big, I’d slap him around silly, let’s be honest. But GSP, that’s fathomable. That could very, very easily happen, and if I own the company, that’s what I want. But I’m gonna rain on the parade. I’m gonna take a big s**t on that bonfire,” said Bisping.
If GSP were to capture the gold, he would be one of four fighters in the UFC to hold titles in at least two different weight classes.