Apparently, October is too long to wait for a certain Canadian to return.
According to FOX Sports Australia, Dana White has pulled the plug on the planned fight between middleweight champ Michael Bisping and former welterweight champ Georges St. Pierre. Instead, Bisping will face top challenger Yoel Romero. (H/t to MMAJunkie)
With GSP saying he would not fight until “after October”, the stacked middleweight division had been put into gridlock and top contenders were taking angry potshots at the UFC.
White has now seemingly taken the extraordinary of killing the GSP vs Bisping match – planned as a blockbuster comeback for the Canadian icon after more than three years out of the Octagon, and a deserved big payday for the English journeyman.
White said Bisping would now fight No.1 contender Yoel Romero, as was originally planned.
“I made this GSP fight, we did a press conference. The thing was supposed to happen in July. Michael Bisping is going to have to defend his title now. We’re not waiting for GSP,” White told FOX Sports Australia’s UFC Fight Week in an exclusive interview.