In his return, St-Pierre will attempt to take the 185-pound belt from Bisping.
The English veteran won the title in an upset of Luke Rockhold last year, and he defended it by beating Dan Henderson at UFC 204 in October last year.
The 35-year-old Canadian announced his return to the UFC last month.
He made nine consecutive 170-pound title defenses before walking away after a split-decision win over Johny Hendricks in December 2016.
On Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre explained that, if he beats Michael Bisping to capture UFC middleweight gold at UFC 217 this November, he’ll then have to defend the title – probably against interim champion Robert Whittaker. Woodley believes that St-Pierre does not want to risk getting a concussion against him and would rather take on opponents less likely to do such a...
The next crack at Michael Bisping’s UFC middleweight title will not go to interim champion Robert Whittaker.
However, a delay in St-Pierre’s schedule dealing with an eye injury scrapped the middleweight title matchup and UFC President Dana White insisted that “Rush” will fight for the welterweight title when he is ready to compete again.
“To be flat out honest, I don’t think he wants to fight me,” Woodley said on The MMA Hour (transcribed by Peter Carroll for MMA Fighting).
; born May 19, 1981), often referred to as GSP, is a Canadian mixed martial artist (MMA) and a three-time former Welterweight Champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), having won the title twice in 20, as well as an Interim title in 2007.
Frequently cited as one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time, St-Pierre was ranked as the #1 welterweight in the world for several years by Sherdog As a child he played hockey, skated and participated in several sports.