First it was on, and then, abruptly, it was off.
Then St-Pierre dithered as Bisping recovered from an injured knee and UFC President, Dana White said the Bisping vs. GSP ship had sailed. GSP was fighting for the welterweight title, said White. In the meantime, Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero fought for the Interim belt, and Whittaker won. But he hurt his knee in the process and needs roughly 10 months to recover.
Still, White was adamant that the Bisping vs. GSP ship had sailed. However, during the fifth round of Saturday’s Tyron Woodley vs. Demian Maia fight, as the crowd loudly booed in boredom at the champion, White changed his mind. The bout crushed the record for least punches thrown in a five round title fight. Yikes.
“That ship f@$%ing turned around and sailed back!”, said White post fight. “If you get booed out of the arena, that’s not good. That’s not how you make money. If people don’t want to watch you, it’s a bad sign.”
“GSP is fighting Michael Bisping. Because I know Bisping will fight. I’m gonna give it to him.” Look for this match to take place when the UFC returns to MSG in November. Big Apple=Big Fight!
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