By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)
Michael Bisping threatens to give Georges St-Pierre’s title shot back to Yoel Romero
UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping wants to fight Georges St-Pierre on July 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
However, the Canadian superstar has yet to sign on the dotted line for the proposed middleweight title fight against “The Count”, which has left the brash Englishman running short on patience.
“So long story short it looks as if GSP is trying to push for a later date (then July 8). I have heard rumors of that a while ago from Ariel Helwani. I heard that he wanted like September or October and that is what the UFC told me as well. But I am just throwing it out there right now. If he (GSP) wants to wait until September or October, then he can go find himself another opponent. Because I call the shots. Without sounding like an asshole, it is my belt. I am the champion, and I am not willing to sit around until September or October. This fight was discussed in January. You know a fight camp only takes 8 weeks. Or six weeks. So fighting in September or October is ridiculous. July 8 is the date. I may be a little bit flexible and be willing to go a little past that date if needed. But I want to fight international fight week July 8. So Georges St-Pierre, get it together. Stop doing your f*cking gymnastics. Stop doing your backflips and whatever it is. Let’s do this buddy. Sign the paper work. You want it. You sat there at the press conference. You talked big. So sign the god damn paperwork. It is as simple as that!”
“If he’s not ready then I guess Yoel Romero gets his title shot! Listen I am not afraid of Yoel Romero. If GSP wants to fight then of course, there is a great storyline there. The fight would do great business. But I am not willing to sit around and he’s not calling the shots. I am the champ.”
Bisping finished off by delivering this final message to “Rush”:
“I am not willing to wait a year for Georges St-Pierre to fight me. I might as well do two fights in that one year and still make the same money.”
Do you think we will see Georges St-Pierre fight Michael Bisping on July 8 in Las Vegas, or will Yoel Romero be next to challenge “The Count”?