Michael Bisping Takes Exception to Germaine de Randamie Comparisons

Michael Bisping isn’t pleased with fans comparing him to Germaine de Randamie. Recently, de Randamie was stripped of her Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s featherweight title. “The Iron Lady” refused to defend her gold against Cris Cyborg. At UFC 214 on July 29, Cyborg will fight Megan Anderson for the vacant title. On his “Believe […]

Michael Bisping isn’t pleased with fans comparing him to Germaine de Randamie. Recently, de Randamie was stripped of her Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s featherweight title. “The Iron Lady” refused to defend her gold against Cris Cyborg. At UFC 214 on July 29, Cyborg will fight Megan Anderson for the vacant title. On his “Believe […]

Michael Bisping: Georges St-Pierre Doesn’t Want To Fight Me

There was some who loved or hated the UFC’s attempt to book a fight between UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. Although the UFC did not give a date for the fight, they did do a press conference to hype the fight. Then, UFC President Dana White called off […]

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There was some who loved or hated the UFC’s attempt to book a fight between UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.

Although the UFC did not give a date for the fight, they did do a press conference to hype the fight. Then, UFC President Dana White called off the fight due to St-Pierre wanting to fight later this year instead of in the summer. It’s unlikely that this fight is actually going to happen.

The fight was interesting, but it also backlogged the middleweight division as a result. In order to have a #1 contender for the middleweight title, the promotion decided to book Yoel Romero against Robert Whittaker for an interim 185-pound title in July.

Since then, Bisping and GSP have gone back and forth, and both men seem interested in competing against each other still.

White has shot down this fight on several different occasions and apparently put things on St-Pierre in his last conversation with Bisping, who explained the situation on his Believe You Me podcast (transcribed by FOX Sports).

“Right now, I’m still looking at GSP. I had a conversation with Dana White last week on the phone, he made me an offer — not for a fight — I will not reveal on here what it was but he made me an offer for something. I said what about GSP? He said ‘GSP does not want to fight.’

“I said well that’s not what I’m hearing. I said I’m hearing he wants to fight me, his coach told me that he wants to fight me. He said ‘if I could make the GSP fight happen, I’ll make it happen but he doesn’t want to fight you, I’m telling you.’ So I don’t know what the f—k is going on out there.”

Bisping was fast to dig deep down and send out a plea to GSP for the fight.

“GSP, if you’re listening to this, make the call. I’m down. We did the press conference. I’m in 100 percent. Failing that, I will have to fight the number one contender. That is my duty as the champion, but we’ve had the press conference for me versus GSP.

“For me, I’m still invested in that fight, and I want to be part of a big fight, and then I’ll take on the number one contender. But if we don’t make this fight soon, I’m going to be forced to move on because that’s what I have to do, that’s my duty.”

Time will tell if this fight ever gets made. If it doesn’t then Bisping will fight the winner of Romero – Whittaker.

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Michael Bisping Says Dana White Told Him GSP Doesn’t Want Title Fight

Michael Bisping still hopes to fight Georges St-Pierre, but it may never materialize. Bisping was set to take on St-Pierre sometime this year, but that bout has at the very least been put on hold. St-Pierre says it’s due to an eye injury. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White has other ideas. On his […]

Michael Bisping still hopes to fight Georges St-Pierre, but it may never materialize. Bisping was set to take on St-Pierre sometime this year, but that bout has at the very least been put on hold. St-Pierre says it’s due to an eye injury. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White has other ideas. On his […]

Michael Bisping on UFC Interim Title: ‘It Doesn’t Bother me’

Michael Bisping isn’t losing sleep over the upcoming interim middleweight title bout. “The Count” is the reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 185-pound ruler, but he’s in for a unification bout in the near future. Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker will do battle inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in the co-main event of UFC 213. […]

Michael Bisping isn’t losing sleep over the upcoming interim middleweight title bout. “The Count” is the reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 185-pound ruler, but he’s in for a unification bout in the near future. Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker will do battle inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in the co-main event of UFC 213. […]

Michael Bisping Gives Insight Into Wanting To Retire Soon

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping is already eyeing the exit door for his MMA career. Bisping has had a great career and one of the most storied in the history of the UFC. He rose up the ranks after getting a break and winning The Ultimate Fighter 3. He has competed in the UFC for […]

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UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping is already eyeing the exit door for his MMA career. Bisping has had a great career and one of the most storied in the history of the UFC. He rose up the ranks after getting a break and winning The Ultimate Fighter 3. He has competed in the UFC for over a decade and setting the record for most UFC wins and tying the record for most UFC fights. With all that said, Bisping is ready to leave the sport.

Bisping announced in a recent interview with ODDSbible that he would likely fight two more times before hanging up his gloves. He wants the proposed title defense against Georges St-Pierre and then once more in his home country.

“If that fight [with St-Pierre] happens in November or December then after I beat him, one more fight in England. My last fight would have to be here, the fans have always got behind me, every step of the way. I’m not saying 100 percent it’ll be my final fight, but I can’t fight forever. I’m in a good place right now but who knows!”

It’s unlikely that he will get a fight with St-Pierre, but Bisping is a hopeful person and still thinks that the UFC still intends for that to be his next title defense. On the flip side, St-Pierre has gone on record by saying that he thinks the fight will still happen later in the year when both men recover from minor injuries. It’s a stretch for sure. The middleweight division, which has been backlogged for months, is ready to move on. If you recall, Bisping’s last title defense was back at UFC 204 in October of 2016, and his knee injury has prevented him from fighting until November. This has led the UFC to book an interim title fight between Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker is taking place at UFC 213. According to the champ, he doesn’t mind the interim title fight but also thinks that the interim title they’ll be fighting for is worthless.

“It doesn’t mean anything; interim belts aren’t worth the leather they’re printed on. An interim belt is a joke, I defended the belt in October, and I’ve had a bit of a knee issue, but it’s the UFC’s decision, and if they want to do that, then good for them! All it does is solidify who the number one contender is. They’ve got to sell pay-per-views. Dana asked me to fight in July, which I said I couldn’t as I’d had two knee surgeries at the start of the year and the recovery time hasn’t gone to plan. It’s taking longer than expected so he asked did I mind an interim title fight, so I said do what you’ve got to do. It doesn’t bother me.”

It appears that Bisping will be fighting the winner of that interim title for his farewell bout. Regarding who he thinks will win between Whittaker and Romero, Bisping is taking Whittaker.

“I think Whittaker will pull it off. I know everyone hypes about Romero, but he’s a juicehead. He tested positive not too long ago so I’d assume he’s not on anything now as he doesn’t want to get suspended again so the more time that passes, the advantages of those steroids will wear off. Whittaker is young, he’s got good footwork and boxing, and I think he knocks him out in Round 4 or 5.”

Bisping is currently rehabbing a knee injury and is expected to be out of competition until the fall.

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Michael Bisping Removed From Flight For Random Search

It appears as though UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping was involved in a random search at an airport that resulted in him needing to be removed from his Norwegian flight. Bisping took to Twitter to comment on the matter: 1 of 2-Norwegian airlines just removed me from my flight for a random search. Including searching […]

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It appears as though UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping was involved in a random search at an airport that resulted in him needing to be removed from his Norwegian flight.

Bisping took to Twitter to comment on the matter:

Bisping has had a crazy ride as it pertains to his mixed martial arts (MMA) career as of late after winning the UFC 185-pound title from Luke Rockhold via first round knockout last year. “The Count” made his first title defense against a then-No. 14-ranked Dan Henderson in his hometown of London, England via unanimous decision.

It was expected that Bisping would make his next title defense against former UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre, who has come out of retirement after signing a new multi-fight deal with the UFC, but it was later called off by UFC President Dana White after St-Pierre said he wouldn’t be ready to fight until after October.

Now, White has implemented an interim middleweight title bout between No. 1-ranked Yoel Romero and No. 3-ranked Robbert Whittaker in the co-main event of UFC 213 next month (Sat. July 8, 2017). It is expected that Bisping will fight the winner of that bout after he has recovered from a lingering knee injury.

What are your thoughts on Bisping potentially defending his title against either Romero or Whittaker?

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