Who would you like to see Bisping fight?
Never one to back down from a verbal fight, White said Rockhold hasn't proved himself enough to get a title shot, citing UFC welterweight Demian Maia as an example of someone deserving.
UFC President Dana White has grown tired of fighters playing matchmaker. According to Michael Bisping, he still hasn't been in touch with the UFC regarding the change. And until he does, it looks like he's going to assume the fight is still happening (transcript via MMA Fighting).
"Honestly, it's news to me", Bisping said about the supposed cancellation.
"I've got a fight booked and until I hear anything differently from an official source, I'm expecting to fight GSP". White has rarely ever indicated that he has any interest in anything that isn't UFC, but there must be some curiosity as to how well MacDonald will do under the Bellator banner, right? I haven't heard anything and Georges is still hoping for it, I'm still hoping for it. He also said he was having a hard time accepting a fight, due to an unclear title picture.
Several hours later, White responded, "I usually never respond but [St-Pierre] never lost his title". We deserve something to fight for. "Mousasi, I'm coming." A date for the proposed Bising vs. Romero bout has not been announced. "That was the offer and I accepted and I kind of feel that once a deal is made, we should stick to it". "Bisping, GSP, and the fans wanted it", he said, referring to the match-up that recently dissolved.
Rockhold fearlessly tagged his boss and told White to "think before you run your mouth", after hearing what he had to say last weekend. I was thinking about this when I talked to some of the media yesterday.
"It might be an emotional response by Dana or maybe it's to put pressure on me".
"It's a blessing in disguise because I can't fight anytime soon". I understand the frustrations from their side, just like a lot of the middleweight division are kind of frustrated. The Canadian star has said he won't be able to fight until November.
We've yet to been informed on why the bout was cancelled, but this at least gives the UFC the opportunity to move forth with its middleweight division without intrusion from a super/circus fight.
No matter the motivation, it definitely appears that there's an ongoing breakdown in communication between the various parties. With Michael Bisping set to make an extra million plus dollars off a St-Pierre fight, why would he agree to take on the tough but little known Romero?