UFC middleweight contender Yoel Romero has spoken out on the rival arch and former champion Michael Bisping’s loss to Georges St-Pierre (GSP).
St-Pierre became just the fourth fighter to win a title in different divisions after he returned from a four-year hiatus to submit Bisping at UFC 217 on 4 November and scores the middleweight champion.
“GSP” suppose to unify the title against Robert Whittaker, did not completely seem on board with the idea as he would later be sidelined indefinitely after being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, a potentially serious condition. St-Pierre eventually vacates the belt just 31 days after winning it at UFC 217.
During a recent appearance on The MMA Hour, Romero stated that despite winning the 185-pound belt, Bisping is and always be known as the man who could never win the tough UFC fights and St-Pierre vacating a belt Romero also claims that he saw this coming.
“It’s not a surprise for anybody, it’s not a surprise, it’s not a surprise,” Romero told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “I knew that Michael Bisping didn’t have good wrestling or grappling, I knew this guy had nothing for St-Pierre. And I knew St-Pierre would beat him and go out again.”
For sure, (I knew St-Pierre would vacate the middleweight belt), because 185 pounds is a very dangerous category, many people have good quality,” Romero said. “I clap for Georges St-Pierre because he’s smart, ‘ok, I have another belt, very easy with this guy. I kill him and I have a very good Christmas.’”
Remember, Bisping, knocked Rockhold out on two weeks notice, which is far from an easy task to complete even on a full training camp. Michael also holds a win over Anderson Silva.
Do you guys agree with Romero’s criticism of Bisping’s overall performance?