If and when Michael Bisping and Yoel Romero ever throw down, it certainly looks like there’s going to be quite the beef between the two middleweights.
The two have been trading verbal shots for quite a while now, since Romero was expected to face Bisping next. Then of course, word came down that Bisping will take on Georges St-Pierre in his next title defense. In the meantime, the middleweight champ has continued to blast Romero for the USADA suspension he received, while the latter’s relayed he has unfinished business with Bisping.
Well, more recently, Romero proposed a bout with Anderson Silva for an interim 185 belt. In a post he authored for Champions, Bisping had this to say about the decorated wrestler:
All his bullsh-t rantings about me taking the fight with Dan, and he wants to turn around and ask for an interim title—with Anderson Silva, no less?? Could there be a bigger hypocrite? I think not.
We already know Yoel is the biggest cheating scumbag in all the sport. He’ll do whatever he can; grab a fence, he’ll sit on the bench for way too long, he’ll cover himself in water to get a few more seconds of rest between rounds, and of course, he’ll take steroids till the damned cows come home.
So, ya. Obviously there’s a wee bit of tension here. It will be interesting to see what the UFC offers Romero next, or if he’ll just wait for the winner of Bisping – GSP. Since Romero hasn’t fought since November, one would think the UFC will table a fight for him in the meantime. If he were to wait for his title shot, that could mean Romero doesn’t fight until late 2017.
Could a Romero – Silva fight happen? Maybe. But it obviously wouldn’t be for an interim belt.
In Romero’s last bout, he took out Chris Weidman with a flying knee at UFC 205 in November. Bisping, meanwhile, earned a tightly contested, decision win over Dan Henderson in October.