UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping was expected to fight former UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre later this year.
However, UFC President Dana White said that they are moving on from that fight, but Bisping says nobody contacted him to discuss things.
“Honestly, it’s news to me. I haven’t heard anything about it. I reached out to Georges and he said he hasn’t heard anything officially either, and I still haven’t heard anything from the UFC or Dana White. I know that a lot of people are complaining about this potential delay with Georges, so we’ll see what happens. So yeah, to clarify, as of right now, no official word from the UFC. I haven’t heard anything and Georges is still hoping for it, I’m still hoping for it. I’ll say this, I was offered the fight twice. I was offered the fight in October and it never materialized. I was offered the fight in January or February and it did materialize and we had a press conference and we shook hands and we stood there in Las Vegas and we talked a bit of shit. So okay, I haven’t had a bout agreement but that is the plan. That was the offer and I accepted and I kind of feel that once a deal is made, we should stick to it,” Bisping said on Believe You Me.
Bisping is now expected to fight Yoel Romero later this year, the Cuban fighter is ranked #1 in the middleweight division.
There may be a hitch in that fight as well because Bisping claims he’s injured and is willing to wait for his injury to heal so he can fight GSP.
“It’s a blessing in disguise because I can’t fight anytime soon. I can’t exercise, I can’t train. My knee is giving me many, many problems. It was doing it in Thailand, it’s still getting no better. . . So long story short, what I’m getting at is I’m not going to be ready to fight anytime soon so again, that’s another reason why this plays into the perfect scenario for me,” says Bisping.
When Bisping finally does make his way back into the Octagon, it is going to be the second time he has defended the middleweight strap.
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