Michael Bisping Injured, Yoel Romero could face Robert Whittaker in an interim title bout
Michael Bisping could be ruled out of action with a suspected knee injury, forcing the UFC to place Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker in an interim middleweight championship clash.
Michael Bisping was originally slated to make the second defence of his middleweight championship in a super fight against UFC legend, Georges St-Pierre. GSP has confirmed he won’t be able to compete until after October at the earliest and UFC president, Dana White isn’t impressed, confirming he was going to give Yoel Romero the shot at Michael Bisping this summer rather than waiting until the end of the year for GSP.
With a fight against the number one contender, Romero, in the works for as early as this summer, Bisping has confirmed he will not be able to defend his middleweight crown “anytime soon” as he is dealing with a knee injury. Dana White has confirmed to ESPN.com “We’re trying to put together that Bisping–Romero fight” White continued.”If (Bisping) can’t fight this summer, we’ll probably create an interim title between (Yoel) Romero and Robert Whittaker.” Whittaker is coming off a huge knockout victory over Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and is riding a seven-fight win streak whilst Romero’s last outing was equally impressive as he knocked out Chris Weidman with a flying knee at UFC 205 and is currently on an eight-fight win streak.
Would you like to see an interim title match if Bisping is sidelined with a knee injury? Who would take home the interim gold if Romero and Whittaker went head to head? Let us know what you think in the comments below.