GSP VS Bisping is off. Yoel is next.

After hearing the fans complaints about the long wait and probably even hearing the fighters, and their pleas for an interim title. Dana White has decided to call off the title fight between GSP and Bisping, giving Yoel Romero the very next title shot at middleweight.

“I made this ‘GSP’ fight – we did a press conference. The thing was supposed to happen in July. Michael Bisping is going to have to defend his title now. We’re not waiting for ‘GSP,’” White told FOX Sports Australia’s UFC Fight Week. “Georges St-Pierre was coming back. Bisping and St Pierre – they both wanted that fight. We asked Yoel to step aside. He did. It doesn’t look like that fight is gonna happen now.” Dana White told MMA Junkie.

Looks like maybe Yoel will get to give Michael his go fund me money after all. One questions this comes to mind as far as GSP is concerned, will he still attempt to move up to 185 now that his title shot is gone?

GSP will take on Bisping in return fight for the middleweight title

Dana White announced earlier on Sports Center that Georges St- Pierre will take on the middleweight champion, Michael Bisping in his return fight. No date has been set yet, we only know that they are matched up. Most believed that Yoel Romero would actually get the next shot at the title after his KO on Chris Wiedman.

We haven’t seen GSP since he won a decision victory over Johny Hendricks back at UFC 167, in his last welterweight title defense. GSP comes into this fight on a 12 fight win streak, but how much will ring rust effect him, he has been out several years.

Michael Bisping is coming in on quite a streak himself, picking up wins over Anderson Silva, Luke Rockhold and Dan Henderson. Michael had recently stated that he had never had a money fight, this one should certainly net him a big pay day.

This will be the first time GSP has fought at middleweight. He won his last 12 fights in the UFC’s welterweight division. The last time GSP lost a fight was to Matt Serra way back in 2007 on the UFC 69 card. George won the rematch and never lost again.

Michael Bisping is riding a 5 fight win streak and is at the top of the middleweight division. It will be interesting to see how this fight plays out. Will GSP still be the super strong wrestler at middleweight? Another great question is what about that Go Fund Me money Yoel was raising for Michael Bisping?

Yoel Romero trolls Michael Bisping, starts Go Fund Me page.

Michael Bisping is the current middleweight champion in the UFC. Yoel Romero is the number one contender and will get the next shot at the title. Michael Bisping has been very open about his dislike of Yoel Romero, accusing him of cheating. In an attempt to troll Michael Bisping, Yoel created a Go Fund Me page in his honor.

If you feel like donating, here’s the link https://www.gofundme.com/michael-bisping-retirement-party . You can find the description that’s on the Go Fund Me page below.

“This is Mike, he will be needing money to survive after me and him meet in the octagon approximately May of 2017. He is happy in this picture after defending his title against another fighter and the devastation he went through has caused him to have surgery on his knee where all the visible damage was on his face. This surgery has prevented him from competing in a timely manner. After his fight with me, I am convinced he will need this money to rebuild his life, he has a family and I am deeply concerned for him. Please help any way that you can as all funds will be used for medical expenses and his retirement party. Thank you for your time and #ynuevo”

Middleweight champ Michael Bisping out until May

It looks like we will have to wait a bit longer to see Michael Bisping back in the octagon. While he has been busy with things like his movie role in the new XXX movie and the holidays. It turns out The Count will actually need minor knee surgery.

“I actually found out just recently I’ve got to have a knee surgery,” Bisping told the Fight Network in Canada. “Nothing major, just a clean up. I’ve got a slightly torn meniscus, a couple other things going on in there so I’ve got to get that knee surgery taken care of. We scheduled that and I should be having that in the next couple of weeks.

He went on to say that he’s looking at a return in May. We will likely see him take on Yoel Romero in his return. We last saw Micheal Bisping defend his middleweight title against Dan Henderson back in October, on the UFC 204 card.

Michael is on a 5 fight winning streak. Many believe he scored the biggest upset of 2016, when he knocked out Luke Rockhold and took the middleweight championship. Bisping is on quite a roll, he will have his hands full when he takes on Yoel Romero. Yoel knocked out former middleweight champion Chris Wiedman and has been running through the division.

It’s Time To Respect Michael Bisping

Dan Henderson VS Michael Bisping was one for the history books. I seem to say this every article, but it was a 5 round war and potential fight of the year. Leading up to this fight we all knew Dan Henderson was planning his retirement. Hoping to win UFC gold before he calls it a career. Michael Bisping was looking to get revenge on Hendo, who beat Bisping back at UFC 100 by knock out. One of the nastiest knock outs you will ever see. The rematch between Dan Henderson and Michael Bisping did not disappoint, unless you were a Henderson fan.

Michael Bisping came away with a unanimous decision, defending his title in front of his hometown fans. Both fighters really had their moments. Micheal Bisping out struck Henderson. Henderson didn’t land as many, but when he did, he made them count. Almost finishing Micheal in the first round. When Bisping got back to his feet after getting dropped with an H-bomb, it was clear right away that he was cut, and that he had massive swelling on his eye. It’s a miracle that he survived that first round. A true testament to how durable Bisping is and how much Heart he has.

The second round went the same way. Michael was winning for several minutes of the round and bam, nailed with an H bomb. Bisping got dropped , but this time he was able to recover better, limited Dan from reigning down ground and pound. Then comes the third round, Dan no longer has the same pep on his punches and went several minutes without much offense. Dan picked it back up again in the 5th round , scored a take down. When it was all said and done, Michael Bisping pulled off the unanimous decision.

When you take a look back at what Michael Bisping has accomplished, It’s pretty impressive.  He took a fight against Luke Rockhold on 2 weeks notice. A guy who had already beat him, finished him in fact. Michael was a huge underdog in that fight. Luke had just brutally destroyed Chris Wiedman, a guy who was undefeated and had several title defenses under his belt. Michael finally gets a title shot after all these years,  and it’s on two weeks notice. That’s so bitter sweet. Michael Bisping goes in there and knocks Luke out in the first round.

Before the Henderson fight and the Rockhold fight, Micheal Bisping took on Anderson Silva. Many have Anderson Silva as the greatest martial artist ever. His list of accomplishments would fill up this article. This was another 5 round war, Where Bisping at one point got dropped and hurt really bad. The bell rings, Bisping goes back to his corner and just shakes it off and goes on to beat Anderson Silva in a 5 round fight. People thought Anderson was a jedi or part of the Matrix, you seen what he did to Forrest Griffin. Bisping again, was a huge underdog.

Rewind even farther , Michael Bisping is an Ultimate fighter winner, taking season 3. Remember everyong getting all tore up because he wasn’t humble after the Matt Hamill fight? It really makes no sense why one fighter can say rude things and the people will love him for it, another fighter can say and do the same stuff, and the people will hate him for it. I guess I’ll never understand the logic behind that, but it’s time to respect Michael Bisping.

Report: Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson II to headline UFC 204 in Manchester

The rematch the Middleweight division didn’t know it was waiting for might finally have a date.

Reported on Thursday afternoon on MMAFighting.com by Ariel Helwani, after confirming that both fighters had agreed to the bout. Bisping also confirmed that the fight would likely occur on October 8th in his home country of England in Manchester.

Bisping and Henderson met seven years ago in one of the featured bouts of the most successful UFC pay per view cards of all time, UFC 100. In that fight Dan Henderson knocked Bisping out with one of, if not the greatest one-punch knockout ever recorded in UFC history.

Henderson recently garnered a momentous knockout against former Bellator Middleweight champion Hector Lombard at UFC 199. Following that win, Henderson appeared on the MMA Discussion podcast to proclaim his desire to not only rematch Bisping, but to do so for the UFC Middleweight championship. As if that call-out wasn’t huge enough Henderson also notified the world that win, lose or draw it would be the final fight of his legendary UFC career.

The promotion is expected to officially announce the fight in the coming days, with a pre-fight press conference scheduled for the day before UFC 202 in Las Vegas according to Helwani.

MMA Discussion Podcast – Episode 97 (Dan Henderson)

On this 97th episode of the MMA Discussion Podcast Nick Peralta had the chance to speak with MMA legend and UFC Middleweight Dan Henderson who joins us to discuss his latest win against Hector Lombard, makes the call out to Michael Bisping, discusses his past use of TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy), USADA, his all-time favorite moment in MMA, and what he will do upon retirement and more!

Dan Henderson: I want to fight Bisping for the title and then I’ll call it a career

Dan Henderson has already fought through one of the most legendary careers that there has ever been in our sport. He’s fought from Welterweight all the way to Heavyweight. He’s a two-division champion of PRIDE, and the former Light Heavyweight champion of Strikeforce. And the future Hall of Famer cemented the perfect ending to his MMA journey  at UFC 199. Henderson took on Hector Lombard and, after nearly being knocked out cold in the first round, came back in the second and decimated Lombard with a fight ending back elbow.

Afterwards, Henderson said he wouldn’t make any hasty decisions about calling it a career immediately. But with Michael Bisping’s amazing upset of Luke Rockhold in the night’s main event, fans and media alike had been pondering and calling for the rematch with the Middleweight title on the line.

Henderson’s camp and management had cited Dan’s possible desire for the match-up over the last week. Now having taken that time to celebrate the victory, and contemplate his career and a match-up with the British champion, Henderson joined Nick Peralta on the MMA Discussion podcast Monday afternoon to solidify his thoughts on what may be left for him in his career.

“(Fighting Bisping) is definitely something that I would do. But it would definitely be my last fight for sure. Win or lose. I’m obviously confident that I would win, but win or lose I would make that my retirement fight.”

Bisping won the epic upset over the now-former champion Luke Rockhold via knockout in the first round. It was quite the spectacular sight, especially considering first-round knockouts are not the general manner in which you see a Bisping fight end. Henderson, of course, caught the fight and had his thoughts on Bisping’s style and his historic win.

“He’s always been the same way. He’s of course well-rounded, he’s always in shape. He always tries to outpoint people. I think in this last fight with Luke Rockhold, he landed punches right where he needed to. He hasn’t shown big power in the past, so maybe he’s gotten a little bit better with his power but it just seemed like he landed some punches that were right on the button and was able to knock Luke out. I don’t think he’s changed all that much. Obviously he has improved in little ways. 

I think Luke kind of went in there a little cocky and just paid the price. Bisping just stayed the course, fighting his fight, and didn’t worry about Luke so much and just worried about what he had to do an he did it and it worked out well for him. I don’t think there was anything other than that that went on.”

When asked if he would take any other fights in order to earn that championship bout Henderson didn’t shy away from the possibility of taking one more fight before fighting “The Count” but further enforced that Bisping was the fight most deserving of his swan song.

“I don’t know how much (longer) I want to fight, it all depends on who they offer me. I’d be interested in maybe one more fight. I’m pretty close to being done though and I asked my fans the other day who do you want me to fight in my last fight and like 99% of them said Bisping. So that’s what I hope happens because that’s who the fans want to see me fight. There was a couple that said Anderson Silva, a couple that said Fedor. But I think the one right now that makes the most sense. Him winning that title has given me the (motivation) to want to fight him again. I didn’t have any reason (before), I wouldn’t be able to knock him out any better or more exciting than I did the first time. Now with him having the belt, that gives me a reason, and gives him reason as far as being able to get some redemption.”

The full interview with Dan Henderson will be released on Wednesday, June 15th. Check MMA Discussion or MMA Outsiders on Facebook and Twitter or here on MMAOutsiders.com.

MMA Discussion Podcast – Episode 95 (Muhammad Ali, UFC 199, Ariel Helwani, Kimbo Slice)

Hosts John Franklin and Nick Peralta fond over the life and career of Boxing great Muhammad Ali, review UFC 199, discuss the Ariel Helwani controversy, and talk about the unfortunate and untimely passing of MMA icon Kimbo Slice

Michael Bisping in for injured Chris Weidman at UFC 199

One of the longest reigning contenders in the Middleweight division will finally see his title shot.

Following the injury to former champion Chris Weidman that would remove him from the UFC 199 pay-per-view headliner, the UFC was on the hunt for a contender that would be willing to take on Luke Rockhold on short notice. Michael Bisping was quick to take to twitter and showing a willingness to take on the new champion.

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While Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza was the first choice from the promotion, the Brazilian contender required a knee surgery following his one-round domination of Vitor Belfort last Saturday at UFC 198. Leaving Bisping open to take his long awaited title shot.

Bisping (28-7 MMA, 18-7 in UFC) is currently riding a three-fight winning streak and is also coming off the biggest win of his career after taking a judges decision victory over former long-time champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva. Bisping currently holds the most fights ever in UFC Middleweight history and also holds the record for the longest active fighter in the UFC to have never fought for a UFC championship. That will finally come to an end on June 4th. Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping met before in November of 2014 where Rockhold won via Guillotine submission in the first round.

UFC 199 takes place June 4 at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The main card, including the Rockhold vs. Bisping headliner, airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.

UFC 199 full card:

  • Luke Rockhold vs. Michael Bisping (UFC Middleweight championship)
  • Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber (UFC Bantamweight champion)
  • Max Holloway vs. Ricardo Lamas
  • Dan Henderson vs. Hector Lombard
  • Bobby Green vs. Dustin Poirier
  • Cole Miller vs. B.J. Penn
  • Clay Guida vs. Brian Ortega
  • Beneil Dariush vs. James Vick
  • Jessica Andrade vs. Jessica Penne
  • Tom Breese vs. Sean Strickland
  • Luiz Henrique da Silva vs. Jonathan Wilson
  • Kevin Casey vs. Elvis Mutapcic
  • “Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim vs. Polo Reyes