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06th May 2017

Everyone’s a little pissed off with Georges St-Pierre’s latest message to Michael Bisping

Oh come on!!!

Darragh Murphy

Michael Bisping made it clear that he wanted to fight in July.

That will not be happening.

Bisping was thrilled to get the chance to welcome Georges St-Pierre back to the Octagon in what will come as the biggest guaranteed payday for the reigning UFC middleweight champion… when it eventually comes to fruition.

St-Pierre, the former longtime welterweight champion, hasn’t fought in almost four years but he was to get a title shot in an unfamiliar division upon his return, with confirmation from UFC president Dana White in February that GSP would compete for 185lbs gold in his comeback fight.

No date, card or venue was given for the bout and it didn’t take long for Bisping to lose his patience as he issued an ultimatum to St-Pierre last month, insisting he would be content to walk away from the fight if St-Pierre continued to push for a later date.

Well the latest update from the St-Pierre camp will only serve to frustrate the Manchester middleweight further as ‘Rush’ has suggested a later date than anyone could have possibly imagined.

“Mr. Bisping, I cleared my entire schedule to get ready for training camp after the summer,” St-Pierre said. “So I can fight you any time after October. Pick the date. Let’s get it on.”

Bisping’s first defence of his middleweight crown came last October and with St-Pierre insisting that he won’t be ready until after this coming October, it would result in the longest period of time in UFC history in which the 185lbs title went undefended.

Fight fans already showered the situation with criticism, ridiculing Bisping for favouring a lucrative payday with St-Pierre over the most logical defence, against number one contender Yoel Romero.

And while we anxiously await a response from ‘The Count’, what this might do is set up an interim title fight between Romero and Anderson Silva, who has been crying out for just that.

Meanwhile, the responses to St-Pierre’s above video have not exactly been in favour of the Canadian’s proposition.