— Jim Edwards (@MMA_Jim) November 5, 2017
Last night, UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt and middleweight champion Michael Bisping sought to defend their titles against TJ Dillashaw and Georges St-Pierre. In the end, however, neither man would leave the venue with their belt.
While this is undoubtedly a tough turn of events for both former champions, both seem to be taking things in stride. In fact, they actually shared a nice moment backstage, during which Bisping offered Garbrandt a bit of advice and told him he was proud of him. See it above!
Michael Bisping’s loss to St-Pierre marks the end of a nice win-streak, highlighted by a decision defeat of Anderson Silva, a title-winning knockout over Luke Rockhold, and a decision win over Dan Henderson. Garbrandt, meanwhile, returns to the drawing board after the first loss of his professional MMA career.
What do you think is next for the former champions Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 5/11/2017.