If you’re a big time, Yoel Romero fan, then your day just took a turn for the worse. Yes, according to multiple reports, UFC President Dana White has announced on SportsCenter that Georges St-Pierre will face Michael Bisping in the star’s long awaited return.
The Canadian star and former welterweight champ will challenge Bisping for the middleweight title at a date to be determined, in the second half of this year.
After Romero took out former 185 champ Chris Weidman in November, White said the powerful wrestler would be next for Bisping. That was before, however, the UFC agreed on a new contract with GSP.
St-Pierre hasn’t fought since he earned a controversial, split decision win over Johny Hendricks in 2013. Following the bout, GSP announced he was taking a break from fighting, and vacated the 170 belt.
So, obviously this is huge news. Can St-Pierre win a second championship? At a higher weight? And in his first fight in over three years?