On Saturday nights mega event UFC 217 where we saw a bunch of crazy fights and some of them were unbelievable that happened at the most famous Madison Square Garden NY.
Former welterweight king Georges St-Pierre submits Michael Bisping to shock the MMA world with a third-round rear-naked choke win and becomes new middleweight champ.
It seems like title unification bout is on the front line.
UFC president Dana White has some stellar words for new champ Georges St-Pierre- would like to see Canadian unify the title with Whittaker next, but doesn’t have time and date yet.
Whittaker won’t be ready again until 2018 because of his recovery from a knee injury, and unfortunately, there was no word from GSP after his fight on Saturday night at UFC 217, as he was transported to the hospital to get stitches for his nose.
“It’s going to be Whittaker,” White told reporters at the UFC 217 post-fight conference. “I don’t even know what’s going on with Georges St-Pierre. He was transported to the hospital, so he’s got to get stitches on his nose. If he doesn’t take Bisping down and keeps this fight standing, he comes out of that fight with almost no damage. Bisping did some serious work from his back and split his nose open and had him bleeding all over his face. He (St-Pierre) took some big shots from the top position and if he didn’t do that he probably would’ve come out unscratched. So yeah, he’s got to go to the hospital right now. We’ll see how he is and what the status is with him.”
Georges St-Pierre becomes the second man ever to defeated the Bisping and one of the few fighters to achieved UFC gold in two different weight classes.
Dana White believes GSP made the best move of his career by defeating Bisping.
“No, (I haven’t seen anything like it),” Dana White said. “Even Ali didn’t look the same after a three-year layoff, you know. He was still a great fighter, but he didn’t look the same as he did before the layoff and very few people have come back from long layoffs. Not only come back and win in their own division but move up to 185 pounds and fight in that division, it’s tough to do.”
“It’s great to have Georges St-Pierre back. He came after a four-year layoff and fought a great fight tonight. People think Bisping is easy, but show me one easy fight Bisping has been in where you just go in there and walk over Bisping, you don’t do it. And GSP looked real good tonight.”