UFC president Dana White has confirmed that the proposed match-up between Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre is now completely off the table.
St-Pierre was due to fight Bisping for his middleweight title this summer after the UFC confirmed the 36-year-old’s return to the Octagon earlier this year.
The fight kept being pushed back due to injuries to both St-Pierre and Bisping, and it has now been axed from the UFC’s plans.
White has confirmed that Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker will meet for the interim title in July, with the winner then coming up against Bisping.
If and when St-Pierre returns, he’ll be involved in a title fight with whoever is the champion.
“It’s not happening. Bisping is a little banged up right now. [Romero and Whittaker] are going to fight for the interim championship and then Bisping will fight the winner,” White told the UFC Unfiltered podcast.
— Georges St-Pierre (@GeorgesStPierre) May 22, 2017
“Georges St-Pierre will come back who knows when – November, December, or next year – and he’ll fight whoever the champion is at 170. I’m not very confident in when GSP will return.”
“I don’t wait for anybody. The world moves on. When [St-Pierre] comes back, he’ll come back, and he’ll fight whoever is the champion at 170.”