The ongoing saga of a potential Georges St-Pierre vs. Michael Bisping superfight has continued to result in a delay. Despite Robert Whittaker recently winning the interim middleweight championship, a Bisping vs. St-Pierre fight has once again picked up steam.
Prior to the Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero interim middleweight title fight, Georges St-Pierre texted both Michael Bisping and Dana White requesting a fight with Bisping in November. Following the fight, Bisping was guaranteed the winner, however a potentially lengthy sit has forced interim champion Robert Whittaker to the wayside for the next several months, bringing back the possibility of a Bisping vs. GSP fight once again.
After reports surfaced earlier in the week of a Bisping vs. St-Pierre fight being official for November 4th, the champion himself has spoken freely on his podcast regarding the matter:
“To be honest, Dana said at the press conference last week that the Bisping-GSP ship had sailed. He said the winner of Woodley vs. Maia gets GSP and I was like oh right, whatever, it would’ve been nice and a bigger payday and all that stuff, but I was just mentally drained with it all. I stopped campaigning because every time Dana would just shut it down. So I drive home later on and Dana White calls. There you go, the fight is on November 4, Madison Square Garden, Michael Bisping versus GSP.”
It is of course important to mention the recently ended feud between UFC President Dana White and UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Following “The Chosen One’s” decision win at UFC 214 this past weekend, White revoked Woodley’s opportunity to fight GSP after what White, along with many others, believed to be a lackluster performance from Woodley in his title defense.
Could the stage finally be set for the elusive Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre title fight to finally take place?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 8/1/2017.