Mayweather vs McGregor: UFC star Michael Bisping open to a fight with Tony Bellew
By Matt Horan
Last Updated: 16/08/17 11:39am
Michael Bisping says that he is willing to take on Tony Bellew in a boxing ring in two fights' time.
The UFC middleweight champion responded via Twitter after Bellew recently revealed that he would consider a fight with Bisping.
The Manchester fighter is scheduled to make his next title defence against the returning and former UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre (GSP), but would happily take on Bellew afterwards.
The fight would follow suit after the ground-breaking boxing bout between UFC superstar Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather on August 26, live on Sky Sorts Box Office.
Bisping said: "All good Tony. People twist things. But for the record, after GSP, I'm down to have a boxing match with you 100 per cent."
All good Tony. People twist things. But for the record, after gsp, I'm down to have a boxing match with you 100 percent. 👊— michael (@bisping) August 15, 2017
The message was in response to Bellew, who is yet to learn his next opponent, saying: "If you're asking if I would get in the cage with a puncher in the UFC? Mike Bisping is a guy who is predominantly known as a puncher and he's a very strong wrestler as well.
"I think I could get down to 185[lbs]. If the money is right, then Tony Bellew would happily enter a cage or a ring. Maybe let's do one of them each.
"I'm a Michael Bisping fan, but if the money was right then the fan stuff goes out the window."