GSP was recently in New York and suggested that his fight against Bisping could take place at Madison Square Garden.
It’s been almost four years since former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre stepped foot in the Octagon and fans are looking forward to his return against Michael Bisping later this year.
GSP, who stepped away from the sport after narrowly beating Johny Hendricks in his ninth title defense at UFC 167, announced his comeback earlier this year and will challenge Bisping for the middleweight belt.
The championship bout was originally targeted for July but has reportedly been pushed back to the fall.
St-Pierre was recently in attendance for a hockey game at Madison Square Garden in New York and teased fans that he could be fighting ‘The Count’ in the same arena.
Big thanks @NYRangers for inviting me & Erik Owings @TheGarden for the game tonight! I could be fighting here in a few months… Can’t wait! pic.twitter.com/xfP8tiQueU
— Georges St-Pierre (@GeorgesStPierre) May 2, 2017
The UFC made its grand debut in New York at MSG for UFC 205, which saw Irish sensation Conor McGregor beat Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title in the main event.
That blockbuster pay-per-view took place in November of last year and sources told FOX Sports that the UFC are looking to return to Madison Square Garden around the same time in 2017.
Bisping vs. GSP has come under fire several reasons, including Bisping’s reluctance to defend the title against a top contender and the fact that St-Pierre has never fought at middleweight, but a championship bout at MSG is sure to be one of the year’s biggest PPV events.
Expect an official announcement from the UFC very soon.