Michael Bisping is scheduled to defend his UFC Middleweight Championship against Georges St-Pierre at UFC 217 on November 4 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
This will be the Canadian fighter's first UFC fight since he fought and won via split decision against Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 in November 2013 in Las Vegas, where he was defending the UFC Welterweight Championship at the time.
It will be the biggest payday the British fighter will receive in his career when he steps into the Octagon in just over a month's time, but he is more concerned about making sure he leaves the arena with the middleweight championship still around his waist.
However, Bisping isn't quite as sure that St-Pierre is as concerned with winning compared to the money he’ll make for just showing up on the night in Madison Square Garden.
He made that abundantly clear by calling out his UFC 217 opponent in an Instagram post on Sunday, stating how he is looking forward to their clash inside the Octagon on November 4 as he's going to enjoy making him quit to retain his title.
Bisping said: “While filming promo stuff for UFC 217 Georges St-Pierre said I don’t mind losing if I make money. Georges — you are even more stupid than you sound. Does this look like the face of a man that’s happy to lose? I’m gonna really enjoy making you quit!”
Bisping is certainly more focused on retaining his title than the money which he is going to make on fight night, as he knows how hard he has fought for the championship and how hard he has fought to get himself into the position which he sees himself in today.
Bisping vs St-Pierre is going to be a fight that you don't want to miss, as it is clear the current UFC Middleweight Champion wants to put the former two-time UFC Welterweight Champion in his place in the main event of the show, rather than concern himself about how heavier his pocket is going to be by the end of it.