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Michael Bisping Gives GSP Deadline to Accept Bout

Kelsey Mowatt

UFC

The UFC will crown an interim middleweight champion this Saturday night, and Michael Bisping has told Georges St-Pierre he has until then to make a final push for a scrap with him.

As you likely know, earlier this year the UFC announced that Bisping and St-Pierre were going to fight. No date was announced, however, and eventually GSP relayed he wouldn’t be ready to return until November (eventually he revealed an eye injury was behind the delay). Dana White proceeded to announce that the UFC was punting the Bisping – GSP bout, and more recently, he’s said the latter wants to fight for the welterweight title. That claim raised some eyebrows, as not long ago, GSP said he still wants to fight Bisping.

Well, the middleweight champ was a guest on “The MMA Hour” on Monday, and Bisping had plenty to say about GSP. In other words, the British star is still pushing for a bout with the Canadian (quotes via MMA Fighting):

“Georges, man up!” Bisping said. “Make the call. I know you have some issues, but call the man, call Dana White.

“I’m backed into a corner. I’ve said everything I can say. If he doesn’t step up, I’m going to take on the winner of those two (Romero versus Whittaker). I want to do it. A lot of people want that fight. Failing that, I’ll take one of these two.

“Georges, if you’re watching, which I know you are because you want to know what I’m saying,” Bisping continued, “you’ve got until Saturday, because on Saturday I’m going to be on the FS1 post-fight show. Tune in, because one of those (fighters), Yoel Romero or Robert Whittaker, will be joining me on the desk.”

At this point, it certainly seems like White and the UFC aren’t looking at Bisping – GSP anymore. So, it would be kind of surprising if that bout happens, especially since Bisping will be ready to face the winner of Romero – Whittaker later this year.

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