A match-up vs. Rockhold would not only give us fans an incredible showcase of the best the UFC has to offer, but it may also be a great replacement if UFC bantamweight champion Cody "No Love" Garbrandt is a no-go for his July 8th title fight vs. T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 213 in Las Vegas, NV.
If you thought Rockhold (15-3) would just sit back and not retaliate against his boss - as most employees would do - think again. Rockhold's frustration seems to have boiled over when Dana White canceled the Bisping vs. GSP fight, meaning that the contenders will have to wait even longer for their shot.
"Dana White, I never said I deserved a title shot".
The UFC middleweight division continues to be a mess.
Check out what the former UFC middleweight champion said Tuesday on Twitter below. "You've got to earn it here", White said. "Think before you run your mouth".
"On Georges St-Pierre returning to the welterweight division: "[St-Pierre] says he will fight whoever the 170-pound champion is when he comes back".
When White first declared the fight was off, we wondered whether Bisping and St-Pierre would accept the promotion's decision. And while you can count us amongst those who want to see the middleweight title defended over the summer, you really can't blame Michael Bisping for looking out for his own financial interests rather than those of the company that just sold for $4.3 billion.
"What I heard is Georges St-Pierre is upset about some of the things that I said at the press conference.If that's the case, call me man to man, let's talk on the phone.Lorenzo reached out to him, Lorenzo still hasn't heard from him yet". When asked about Maia's comments, White referenced Rockhold in his answer. I don't wanna speak for Georges - maybe Georges is thinking of other fights - but the two fights I'm interested in would be a Bisping fight or a McGregor fight. Tell me how did GSP earn a middleweight title shot? "Make something happen. If they're not putting an interim title on the line, or if they're not making Bisping fight a contender, I'm not fighting anybody". The Canadian star has said he won't be able to fight until November. You can find his podcast, "The Fight Club Chicago", and subscribe on iTunes.