UnderGround Forums Due to injured knee, Bisping passes on Yoel fight

Edited: 5/17/17 1:19 PM
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"It’s a blessing in disguise because I can’t fight anytime soon. I can’t exercise, I can’t train. My knee is giving me many, many problems. It was doing it in Thailand, it’s still getting no better. . . So long story short, what I’m getting at is I’m not going to be ready to fight anytime soon so again, that’s another reason why this plays into the perfect scenario for me. [Rockhold] has no grounds to talk. Some people have, to be honest. Yoel’s been there for a bit now. I understand that. Robert Whittaker is there and Gegard as well but I’ve got a fight booked and until I hear anything differently from an official source, I’m expecting to fight GSP.”

http://www.mmamania.com/2017/5/17/15653894/michael-bisping-too-injured-fight-yoel-romero-prefers-wait-georges-st-pierre-mma

5/17/17 1:21 PM
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^^^ Bisping said that during his podcast. Seems like Dana ain't in control of a whole lot these days. 

 

 

5/17/17 1:23 PM
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Not particularly surprised he's been saying this on his podcast for a week or two now

 

5/17/17 1:30 PM
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This is starting to get sad

 

5/17/17 1:34 PM
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Terrible news!

5/17/17 1:36 PM
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Champions who dont defend the belt within a year should be stripped, no ifs or buts, and Bisping fought Dan last year in august...
5/17/17 1:39 PM
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Okay, so he said his knee is hurt. That could take 6 weeks to heal, which still doesn't put us in November or December. As the champion, Michael gets the choice of when he fights, not who he fights. If Michael says he can't fight for 5 more months, and they give Yoel an interim title shot, then Bisping will either forfeit his title, or defend it against the interim camp. Bisping is just trying his hardest to avoid Yoel, and preserve his fight with gsp., but it's not gonna work.
5/17/17 1:43 PM
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Timeline: 
1. Bisping defends vs. Henderson instead of a top ranked MW
2. Bisping accepts a fight with GSP instead of Yoel - saying Yoel is right after that
3. GSP stalls the fight
4. Bisping says that if GSP isn't ready until after the Summer he's going to defend against Yoel in July, he's not waiting
5. GSP says I'm ready in November (over a year after his titledefence against Henderson)
6. Bisping accepts anyway
7. UFC calls the fight off saying it's too long of a wait
8. Bisping says the fight isn't off, and even if it is, he has a knee injury so he can't fight "anytime soon" 

5/17/17 1:52 PM
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triforce -

Timeline: 
1. Bisping defends vs. Henderson instead of a top ranked MW
2. Bisping accepts a fight with GSP instead of Yoel - saying Yoel is right after that
3. GSP stalls the fight
4. Bisping says that if GSP isn't ready until after the Summer he's going to defend against Yoel in July, he's not waiting
5. GSP says I'm ready in November (over a year after his titledefence against Henderson)
6. Bisping accepts anyway
7. UFC calls the fight off saying it's too long of a wait
8. Bisping says the fight isn't off, and even if it is, he has a knee injury so he can't fight "anytime soon" 

kind of you to leave out the part where bisping is willing to fight gsp with his supposed broken orbital 

5/17/17 1:53 PM
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Strip him for cowardice
5/17/17 2:01 PM
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Now you can create an interim belt. Didn't make sense when Bisping had a fight scheduled but with that falling through and him declining this one, the time is right.

5/17/17 2:24 PM
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King Mo fan -

Now you can create an interim belt. Didn't make sense when Bisping had a fight scheduled but with that falling through and him declining this one, the time is right.

Strip him imo

Edited: 5/17/17 2:41 PM
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triforce -
King Mo fan -

Now you can create an interim belt. Didn't make sense when Bisping had a fight scheduled but with that falling through and him declining this one, the time is right.

Strip him imo

you can't strip a champion because he is injured, they let cruz be the champ and was out injured for over 2 years before they had to do something. bisping has fought this year.

Edited: 5/17/17 2:50 PM
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Bisping is the last person in the UFC you could call a coward. About money nothing else

5/17/17 2:58 PM
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EddiePain420 -
triforce -
King Mo fan -

Now you can create an interim belt. Didn't make sense when Bisping had a fight scheduled but with that falling through and him declining this one, the time is right.

Strip him imo

you can't strip a champion because he is injured, they let cruz be the champ and was out injured for over 2 years before they had to do something. bisping has fought this year.

Bisping fought in October of last year

A date and event needs to be set with Yoel - If Bisping doesn't accept Yoel he needs to be stripped.

5/17/17 2:59 PM
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Coward. 

5/17/17 3:02 PM
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C'mon Mike
5/17/17 3:03 PM
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This is ridiculous.  What is wrong with his knee?  He's just stalling or an idiot for not getting it scoped and cleaned up so he can get back to training.

 

enough of this BS

Edited: 5/17/17 3:29 PM
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LOL... he just wants to fight what he believes is an easier fight, certainly one with a fighter that has similar punching power, thus G$P
5/17/17 3:42 PM
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TFK_Tony Montana -

This is ridiculous.  What is wrong with his knee?  He's just stalling or an idiot for not getting it scoped and cleaned up so he can get back to training.

 

enough of this BS

Says the man sitting in his jammies typing this on his computer

5/17/17 3:59 PM
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BrckNoHitBk - 
TFK_Tony Montana -

This is ridiculous.  What is wrong with his knee?  He's just stalling or an idiot for not getting it scoped and cleaned up so he can get back to training.

 

enough of this BS

Says the man sitting in his jammies typing this on his computer


and probably someone who pays his salary by buying PPVs
5/17/17 4:13 PM
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LOL. Who didn't see this coming? Dude was ready to go for GSP, but now he has to defend against someone worthwhile he's suddenly hurt. Strip him already. He had his gimme fight. He either fights Romero or he's stripped. No more of this Interim Title BS.
5/17/17 4:19 PM
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How odd. Mcgregor is undeniably the biggest star in mma. Yet they strip him of his titles within months of him winning them. Yet Bisping can obviously duck the steroid induced "Gay Jesus" and he still keeps the belt. Who is Bisping blowing ? Lol 

5/17/17 4:30 PM
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What are you all jabbering about?

He said the same thing about his knee a few weeks ago when GSP delayed. Bisping said it's give him a chance to get the knee repaired.

It hasn't come up suddenly now that the fight is switched.

5/17/17 4:36 PM
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He's been saying on his podcast for about a month or so that he has a bad knee