Michael Bisping recently announced that he’ll fight Yoel Romero next, if Georges St-Pierre doesn’t commit to fighting him this summer, but Gegard Mousasi isn’t buying it.
Recently Bisping reported he’s heard that GSP wants there fight to take place this September or October. Since the middleweight champ’s last fight went down in October, however, Bisping says that’s not acceptable. As a result, the outspoken fighter says he’ll give Romero a shot at the belt, if St-Pierre doesn’t agree to fight before summer’s end.
Well, during a recent call to promote UFC 210, Mousasi was asked for his thoughts on Bisping’s ultimatum. Here’s what the middleweight contender had to say (quote via MMA Junkie):
“Bisping just talks. I don’t think he’s going to fight Yoel Romero, or he wants to delay it as much as possible. He said himself he’s going to retire in one or two fights.”
Chris Weidman, who is booked to fight Mousasi at the April 8th, UFC 210 card, was also asked if he thinks Bisping will follow through with his threat. What was the former champ’s answer? “No”. Romero himself, has also relayed he doesn’t think the British star will give him a shot if the fight isn’t signed for the summer.
Of course, you have to wonder if the UFC would in fact withdraw GSP’s title shot, if he isn’t willing to fight Bisping in the not too distant future. They’ve announced that this is the fight they’re proceeding with, and considering how big of a name GSP is, it’s hard to imagine them changing gears at this juncture.
UFC 210 will take place in Buffalo, New York.