Bisping: Why Whittaker not Romero should be after GSP
UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping may not be entertaining the fans by fighting the top contenders, but he is entertaining as Hell in verbally berating them. The top contenders including ‘Jacare’ Souza had been critical of Bisping first defending the title vs. Dan Henderson and next defending it vs. welterweight G.O.A.T. Georges St-Pierre. When Jacare was knocked down and out on Saturday vs. Robert Whittaker, The Count saw an ideal opportunity to verbally kick him.
“Jacare, that guy has had a chip on his shoulder and been talking a lot of smack about me for a long time now, the f***ing disgusting-looking bastard that he is,” said Bisping on his Believe You Me podcast, as transcribed by Jed Meshew for MMA Fighting. “He’s the ever-shrinking man – he’s certainly got smaller, we see his performances getting weaker and weaker. Robert Whittaker looked great. The kid is on fire. The kid’s doing well. Nothing but praise for Robert Whittaker.
“Seven wins in a row and he’s doing good and he’s knocking out some people as well and he looked great against Jacare. Listen, I never really thought Jacare was that good to be honest. If Jacare can’t take you down, he’s f***ed. His stand up is terrible. His stand up is terrible. He’s so stiff and herky jerky. He throws single shots. So Robert looked great and he called me out on the microphone immediately after. . . And fair play to him. Listen, I’ve got no qualms fighting Robert Whittaker. Let’s just make that abundantly clear right now.”
“Yoel Romero is a dirty, lying, cheating scumbag. If you want to do Whittaker after I’ve beaten GSP, we can. If not, I’ll do Romero. But I see Robert as a more worthy contender. He stopped Jacare, Romero didn’t stop Jacare. And Robert hasn’t tested positive for steroids so really I think it should be Robert next.”
“Let’s officially now start the campaign that after I beat GSP, it should be Robert Whittaker. Robert Whittaker vs. Michael Bisping because – okay, maybe there’s a case that he’s the most worthy contender – but more importantly, just to f*** with Yoel Romero. He is the only fight I will take after Georges St-Pierre.”
“I just think, all those things together, Robert Whittaker – okay, admittedly, way better matchup for me stylistically – but, facts are facts and I think he should be the No. 1 contender.”.
“Listen, I’m fighting GSP sometime this year so he’s gonna have to fight again in the meantime and I think Rockhold would be a great matchup. But it all depends if Rockhold shows up.”