Rumours regarding a return to the oOctagon for Georges St-Pierre have been commonplace since he vacated his belt in 2013.
During his stint as UFC Welterweight champion, St-Pierre was one of the company's biggest stars, and longest reigning champions. Rarely has a month gone by without him being linked with a comeback bout.
This month is no different. On yesterday's edition of The MMA Hour, the newly crowned UFC Middleweight champion Michael Bisping was discussing his next foe.
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Ariel Helwani put forward an idea to him, with both Bisping and St-Pierre tied with UFC records of 19 wins apiece, and Bisping acknowledged that a bout between the pair would make all the sense in the world.
"Fighting Georges St-Pierre would be great, and of course for the title for who has the most wins in UFC history, I mean, that alone is a fantastic tagline and great promotion.
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"And of course, the numbers would be fantastic with Georges St-Pierre, he’s a massive, proven draw, and at the end of the day we’ll try to generate as much money as possible.
"I do want to defend the belt, and I want to make as much money as I can in the process. So, I would certainly be open to sending Georges St-Pierre back to a movie set because that would be a fight I would definitely win.
"...if Georges St-Pierre is listening, any time you fancy it, just be a man and sign on the dotted line and your return will be short-lived."
The contenders continue to line up for Bisping and, no sooner had he claimed the title, there was a who's who of middleweight's eyeing the belt.
The Brit immediately got involved in a Twitter dispute with Chris Weidman.
"Now I know Chris Weidman is bitching and getting on like a 12-year-old on Instagram and stuff, talking about me and directing insults at me and this and that.
The fact of the matter is that Chris just lost to the guy that I just knocked out. He wasn’t scheduled to fight me, he was scheduled for a rematch with Luke Rockhold. So as far as I’m concerned, Chris Weidman needs to win a fight.
"Chris Weidman is out of the equation. Chris Weidman is coming off a loss, and unless you’re called Chael Sonnen you don’t get title shots coming off a loss."
Bisping, though, has made his intentions clear regarding his first defence and has stated numerous times already that a defence in the UK, specifically Manchester, is his first choice.
It would be highly unlikely that St-Pierre would travel to the UK in his return, many doubt whether we will ever see the Canadian in the octagon altogether.
But if it were to happen, imagine if Bisping could end the year in the same way he begun, by beating one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time.
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