Yoel Romero won’t be the next man to face Michael Bisping, but the middleweight contender insists he’ll cross paths with the current champ at some point, even if he loses to Georges St-Pierre.
Until just recently, the consensus was that Romero was going to be the next challenger for Bisping. After Romero took out Chris Weidman in highlight fashion last November, the Cuban wrestler moved into the #1 contender spot. UFC President Dana White also reported that Romero would be next for Bisping.
Well, that was before St-Pierre came to terms with the UFC on a new deal, and was tapped to fight Bisping later this year. As a result of that development, it remains unclear, what’s next for Romero.
Recently the ridiculously powerful fighter spoke to Flo Combat through a translator, and he had this to say:
“My fight with Bisping will happen eventually,” Romero said. “Even if Bisping loses to GSP I will defeat GSP and offer a fight to Bisping because we have unfinished business. I would love a fight with GSP because I know our styles would present a good test for us both.
“I feel I can neutralize his strengths and then he would have to play in my world. And that will make anyone uncomfortable.”
It’s not surprising to hear Romero say this, as he and Bisping had been trading verbal shots, before GSP’s return was finalized. So, clearly Romero really, really wants to spend some time with Bisping in the Octagon…
If Bisping loses to St-Pierre, however, it wouldn’t be a shock if the British star retired. Bisping’s made it be known that he doesn’t plan to fight much longer, and a loss to GSP, could prompt him to hang up the gloves.