GSP vs The Count at MSG.
During the UFC 214 post-fight press conference Dana White revealed that the middleweight title fight between Georges St-Pierre and Michael Bisbing is back on. Although White did not indicate the date of the event, according to MMA Fighting the contest is expected at UFC 217 at the Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 4.
“I know Michael Bisping will fight. Michael Bisping will show up and actually fight,” said White. “So yeah, we will give it to him. The ship turned around and f***ing sailed back.”
The decision appears to follow Tyron Woodley’s performance at UFC 214 last Saturday in Anaheim where he fought in defense of the welterweight belt against Demian Maia. The winner was previously expected to take on GSP at the future event.
However UFC President changed his mind. Although “The Chosen One” defended the title, he “broke a record” of what appears to be the fewest punches thrown.
“Now, it’s easy to say a win is a win. But when you get booed out of the arena, that means people don’t want to watch you fight. That’s how you make a living and it’s not good if people don’t want to watch you fight,” said White.”
Robert Whittaker is UFC middleweight interim champion, winning the belt against Yoel Romero earlier this month in Las Vegas. However due to a knee injury he is currently out. The winner of Georges St-Pierre vs Michael Bisping will go up against Whittaker in the championship unification at a later date.