UFC President Dana White recently made the announcement that UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping is no longer defending the gold against former UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre.
However, the injured middleweight champion said that he’s willing to wait until later this year to fight the former welterweight kingpin.
With that being said, the UFC President has an idea and it involves a UFC Interim Middleweight Title.
“We’re trying to put together that Bisping-Romero fight,” White told ESPN. “If (Bisping) can’t fight this summer, we’ll probably create an interim title between Romero and Robert Whittaker.”
Romero has won all eight of his fights under the UFC banner, including wins over former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida, former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman and former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Ronaldo Souza.
Whittaker would enter the bout riding a seven fight winning streak, which includes a win over former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Ronaldo Souza. The Australian was also the winner of the UFC Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes, defeating Brad Scott in the finals of the reality show.
There are currently 11 UFC events on the schedule from now until the end of the Summer, so there is a lot of room for an interim middleweight title fight to take place.