Michael Bisping and Tyron Woodley trade barbs on social media

March 30, 2017 5:57 am by Chris Taylor
Michael Bisping Tyron Woodley

Michael Bisping and Tyron Woodley trade barbs on social media

Earlier this week UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping revealed on his podcast that he was not willing to wait until the fall to defend his championship against former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre.

“The Count”, who wants to fight the Canadian superstar at UFC 213 on July 8, threatened to give GSP’s proposed title shot back to top contender Yoel Romero if “Rush” doesn’t sign the contract soon.

“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.”

He continued:

“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.”

Shortly after news broke of Michael Bisping’s frustration with Georges St-Pierre, current UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley took to Twitter where he offered to step in for the Canadian standout on July 8.

https://twitter.com/TWooodley/status/847131189668306944

It didn’t take long for “The Count” to respond to “The Chosen One”, as Bisping fired back with the following:

From there, the two UFC champions went back and forth with the following twitter jabs, much to the entertainment of fans following the action on social media.

Bisping capped off yesterday evening by sending out one final message to Georges St-Pierre, encouraging “Rush” to sign the papers for a July 8 showdown in Las Vegas.


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