For the second straight week, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping tried his best to clear up the confusion over his planned then scrapped fight with Georges St-Pierre.
The two held a press conference earlier this year and were expected to fight in July, which eventually was pushed back to the fall. Now, the bout has been cancelled by the UFC entirely.
But “The Count” still wants his match with the former welterweight champion.
“At the press conference, no, I didn’t know about it. But I found out a little later,” Bisping said. “That’s why the fight was taking so long to materialize. As far as I was aware, Georges knew, I knew and the UFC knew, but it wasn’t my news to talk about. That’s why I’m still confident the fight is going to happen. Georges says he wants to fight me whether I have the belt or not. Believe you me, I will have the belt. Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker are fighting for the interim belt and I’ll fight one of them, but Georges and I are still going to get it on.”
Romero and Whittaker meet in July at UFC 213 for the interim title.