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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Michael Bisping’s Still Hoping to Fight Georges St-Pierre, Says Knee Injury Will Prevent Him From Fighting Soon

Michael Bisping (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff Recently Dana White announced that Yoel Romero, and not Georges St-Pierre, will fight Michael Bisping next, but the middleweight champ says the UFC hasn’t reached out to him. White relayed the promotion’s decision not long after St-Pierre announced that he wouldn’t be ready to fight until after October. The UFC President proceeded to say that they’re “not waiting” for GSP, and that the they’re “moving on” with the division. During a recent episode of Bisping’s podcast, however, the champion reportedly said that no one from the UFC has contacted him to say the GSP bout is off. Bisping also said that he still wants to fight St-Pierre, and that he believes the UFC should stick with that plan. In addition, Bisping reported that he still needs time to recover from an injured knee (quote via MMA Fighting):

“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.”

Bisping’s last bout took place in October, when he won a tightly contested, decision over Dan Henderson.

posted by FCF Staff @ 10:36 am
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