UFC middleweight champion, Michael Bisping has responded to claims from Yoel Romero that a fight between the two was booked for May 13th in Dallas, Texas.
Speaking on Mondays episode of The MMA Hour, Bisping said odds are his next fight will be against Romero but he doesn’t know when as recovering from an injury.
Bisping said,” Odds are its going to be Yoel Romero, my next fight. That’s what I’m assuming. I’ve had no further dialogue with the UFC, but I know that Georges (St-Pierre), his trainer (Jorge Blanco) told me recently that they’re pretty much at an agreement with the UFC, so the deal is almost done and he wants to fight me. I am the fight that they’re targeting, so it’s not beyond the realm of possibility. As of right now, I would assume that Yoel is my next opponent, but there’s always that wild card.”
Romero is regarded as the number 1 contender by many after his flying knee knockout of Chris Weidman at UFC 205 and the pair have been going backwards and forwards in a slanging match recently.
As regards a fight in Dallas, Bisping said, ” I don’t know if he’s making it up, but I have not been told the same. I was offered a bout agreement for April 8th, and I needed knee surgery. I’m still limping around right now, I’m in a lot of pain still. I’m lifting weights, just upper body because that’s all I can do. But I haven’t heard anything about May. I guess that timing would work. What’s that? 12 weeks away? I think, hopefully, another month and I’ll be able to train properly. That potentially could work. But formally, and hand to my heart, I have not been approached about that date by the UFC.”
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