IF Georges St-Pierre is really returning to fight again, middleweight champion Michael Bisping is ready to welcome him back.
The reigning middleweight champion has danced around the possibility of fighting St-Pierre over the past few months, ever since rumours first popped up that the Canadian was contemplating a return to action for the first time in three years.
When the UFC released a statement stripping Germaine de Randamie of her title, many thought that Michael Bisping fit the criteria as well. Unsurprisingly, Bisping himself disagrees.
Michael Bisping won the UFC middleweight title at UFC 199 in June of 2016. He defended the belt against 13th-ranked Dan Henderson in October, and then...nothing. Bisping had been out injured, and eventually a bout was set up with Georges St-Pierre, who has never fought at middleweight before. Even that bout was scrapped due to another knee surgery for Bisping and an eye injury for GSP. Bisping hopes to return before the end of the year.
Michael Bisping is still holding out hope of putting together a bout with Georges St-Pierre and if the UFC has to put together an interim title in the meantime, that doesn’t seem to bother him at all.
Michael Bisping says he still hasn’t spoken to Dana White & co. about the potential demise of his bout with Georges St-Pierre, but it sounds like he’s a little more clued in on the reality that the fight may be scrapped altogether. Even if that’s the case, however, it doesn’t sound like Bisping is expecting to be ready to fight any sooner than this fall.
Georges St-Pierre is gearing up for his middleweight debut, and Michael Bisping has some things to say about his physique.
Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre recently did a photoshoot and Q&A session, and he showed off a changed physical appearance ahead of his fight with reigning UFC middleweight champ Michael Bisping. Fans were quick to comment on the state of St-Pierre’s stomach, and as you might expect, Bisping also got in on the act on the latest episode of his Believe You Me podcast.
Canadian fans complaining about UFC 206 might want to pay attention to Michael Bisping’s Twitter feed.
The UFC middleweight champ says he’s “verbally agreed” to a matchup on the card with Georges St-Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC) and prodded the former UFC welterweight champion to put pen to paper.
Bisping put ‘T-Wood’ in his place when the UFC welterweight champ called into his podcast on Thursday.
UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping has an army of fighters that want to shut him up.
Since capturing promotional gold last year, Bisping has been revelling in the spotlight and made a whole lot of enemies in the process.
Bisping says Khabib Nurmagomedov blew his chances of a title fight with McGregor after pulling out of UFC 209.
There's no news yet on Khabib Nurmagomedov's condition after being hospitalized due to a bad weight cut at UFC 209, but middleweight champion Michael Bisping thinks the undefeated Dagestani ruined his chances of ever fighting Conor McGregor for the lightweight title.
Nov. 4 could be the last time we see UFC middleweight champ Michael Bisping step inside the cage.
Michael Bisping’s fight against Georges St-Pierre could be his last.
The UFC middleweight champion is set to defend his title for the second time against St-Pierre, the greatest welterweight of all time, in the UFC 217 main event this November. But nearing 40 years old, Bisping’s time might just be almost up.
Although both men shared the Octagon at UFC 203, CM Punk and Mickey Gall had very different motivations going into the bout.
Punk, a former WWE world champion, was determined to prove the critics wrong by making making an impression in his MMA debut. Gall, a 24-year-old Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt already with a wealth of experience in the gym, wanted to make a name for himself and prove his own worth.
Michael Bisping admits Georges St-Pierre is a more marketable fighter than he is.
Like many other fighters, Michael Bisping has made his own demands for the next “big money fight.” On November 4th at UFC 217, “The Count” will be indeed be competing in a high-profile fight when he defends his UFC middleweight title for the second time against Georges St-Pierre in New York City.
Bisping gives his thoughts on Rockhold’s UFC return and says the former champ needs to stop moaning about Georges St-Pierre.
Luke Rockhold had some problems early on against former WSOF middleweight and light heavyweight champion David Branch at UFC Fight Night 116, but the AKA product found his groove in the second round and got the stoppage.
Michael Bisping does not have too much sympathy for Daniel Cormier’s display of emotions after UFC 214.
During the build-up of their rematch at UFC 214, Jon Jones repeatedly promised to make Daniel Cormier cry, like how the latter did during their first fight in 2015. “Bones” did live up to his word when he knocked “DC” out with a head kick in the third round of their fight on Saturday night.
MICHAEL Johnson knocked out Dustin Poirier in the first round of the headline fight at the UFC Fight Night in Hidalgo, Texas on Sunday (AEST).
He executed a perfect right-left combination that sent Poirier to the canvas then started laying into him with a flurry of punches on the ground before the fight was called off after less than two minutes.
Michael Johnson thinks former champion Rafael dos Anjos is a good matchup, and he’ll even go to Brazil to fight him.
The Top 10 Lightweight wants to test his talents down a division against the former champion.
After fighting 6 of the current Top 10 Lightweights, with mixed results, Michael Johnson wants to find a new challenge at Featherweight. While speaking at a recent UFC Q&A in Rotterdam, Johnson expressed interest in moving down to 145lbs. He even picked out a possible opponent.
UFC 203 was the most important event of Mickey Gall's career, but the welterweight prospect is adamant that it will not be his defining moment as a UFC fighter.
CLEVELAND -- There were no steel chairs to the back, jumps off the top rope or long-winded promos -- just a legitimate, one-sided beatdown suffered by CM Punk.
And, apparently, he loved every second of it.
Welterweights Mickey Gall and Randy Brown will fight at UFC 217 in New York City.
Having seemingly dropped off the radar following an impressive win over Sage Northcutt, young welterweight prospect Mickey Gall will make his return to the Octagon on November 4th at Madison Square Garden.
It seems Mickey Gall has a lot of plans for Sage Northcutt and none of them sound like they’ll be good for Sage.
Mickey Gall may be preaching the gospel of love inside the Octagon, but that doesn’t mean he’s not prepared to cut a promo all over the UFC’s golden boy. Gall is getting geared up to fight Sage Northcutt at UFC on Fox 22 this coming December, and there’s nothing like an upcoming fight to make a man shelve his feelings of brotherly care and let fans know that he’s ready to scrap.
The old expression “time heals all wounds” doesn’t seem to apply to Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey.
Miesha Tate won’t go as far as saying she still hates Ronda Rousey, but there’s definitely some heat there. Tate, who retired from the Octagon following a UFC 205 loss to Raquel Pennington, had an extremely long and drawn-out rivalry with Rousey that spanned two MMA promotions and two fights, both of which Rousey came out on top of.
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