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Bisping Still Expects to Fight GSP; Says Knee Issues Co

Postby PainDog » Wed May 17, 2017 9:22 pm

This shouldn't surprise anyone....

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Michael Bisping Still Expects to Fight GSP Next, Says Knee Issues Could Delay UFC Title Defense


While UFC President Dana White might have said that Yoel Romero is getting the next middleweight title shot, Michael Bisping is still under the impression that he’ll be fighting Georges St. Pierre.

“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,” Bisping said on his ”Believe You Me” podcast. “I know that a lot of people are complaining about this potential delay with Georges, so we’ll see what happens.”

St. Pierre recently revealed that he would be ready to face Bisping any time after October. That, however, didn’t align with White’s initial desire to book “The Count” vs. GSP at UFC 213 on July 8.

“The thing was supposed to happen in July.

While White made that announcement through the media, the promotion has not confirmed a date for Bisping vs. Romero. In fact, Bisping claims that he hasn’t even been offered a fight against “The Soldier of God.”

“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 (St. Pierre) fight twice,” Bisping said. “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 s--t. So OK, 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 recognizes that waiting until November is a significant delay for a booking that was initially announced in March, especially considering that he hasn’t defended his belt since last October. However, Bisping underwent minor knee surgery earlier this year and claims that he is still dealing with issues from that procedure. As a result, Bisping has backtracked from an earlier vow to defend his title against Romero if St. Pierre wasn’t ready by the summer. At the moment, it appears Bisping himself won’t be ready to return to the Octagon in the next few months, either.

“It’s (the delay) 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,” Bisping said. “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.”
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Re: Bisping Still Expects to Fight GSP; Says Knee Issues Co

Postby ryotostpierre » Thu May 18, 2017 7:35 am

Not a surprise to me but I 100% hope Dana realizes people's, including the fighters, response to both the fight being made and then called off and decides Romero v Bisping is the fight to go forward with period.

Send GSP back to 170 unless he wants Anderson or some other novelty fight at 185.
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Postby bruins2012 » Thu May 18, 2017 8:02 am

Good for Bisping for standing his ground and giving himself the proper time needed for recovery. I, like the vast majority of other knowledgeable fight fans, would rather see the SUPERFIGHT between GSP and Bisping, rather than an injured Bisping fight a roused-out cheating SOB like Romero.

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Postby SHIFTY » Thu May 18, 2017 8:35 am

I call BS Dana seems to be cracking down on this Diva shit. He's gonna fight the number 1 guy or no one at all.
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Postby PBells » Thu May 18, 2017 8:45 am

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Postby dipset52 » Thu May 18, 2017 10:21 am

SHIFTY wrote:I call BS Dana seems to be cracking down on this Diva shit. He's gonna fight the number 1 guy or no one at all.


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Re: Bisping Still Expects to Fight GSP; Says Knee Issues Co

Postby bruins2012 » Fri May 19, 2017 11:51 am

“We’re trying to put together that Bisping-Romero fight,” White said. “If [Bisping] can’t fight this summer, we’ll probably create an interim title between Romero and Robert Whittaker.”



GSP vs Bisping will happen. :tup:


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Postby mmafan559 » Fri May 19, 2017 11:37 pm

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mmafan559 wrote:another european unable to defend anything
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