MMA News: Chris Weidman Not Happy With Georges St-Pierre Against Michael Bisping Fight
on Mar 16, 2017 08:07 PM EDT
The UFC announced that Georges St-Pierre would be making his much-awaited return to the UFC. George St-Pierre is set to fight against Michael Bisping for the UFC Middleweight Championship belt. As expected, the anticipated return of Georges St-Pierre has fans excited. But not all are excited about the upcoming match-up. Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is one of them.
Chris Weidman apparently is unhappy with the upcoming fight between Georges St-Pierre and Michael Bisping, according to a report from MMA Fighting. Michael Bisping is currently the UFC Middleweight champion.
UFC President Dana White announced earlier this month that Georges St-Pierre is scheduled to challenge Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight championship belt later this year, as reported by the Bleacher Report. Georges St-Pierre has not fought in the last three years and this is the first time that Georges St-Pierre would be fighting as a middleweight. The much-awaited fight seems to have incensed Chris Weidman.
Chris Weidman let his frustrations known when he spoke to Submission Radio just recently. According to Chris Weidman, both Georges St-Pierre and Michael Bisping are holding up the middleweight division.
"It's definitely holding up the division which sucks for everybody in the middleweight division," Chris Weidman said.
It's not the fight itself that upsets Chris Weidman, as he said that he totally understands both Georges St-Pierre and Michael Bisping motivations for doing the fight. What really upsets Chris Weidman is how the UFC is doing the matchmaking.
For Chris Weidman, since this is Georges St-Pierre first fight out of retirement, he should go thru the process of first fighting qualified contenders instead of challenging outright for the title. To make matters worse for Chris Weidman, this is the second time that Michael Bisping has fought a challenger that is not among the more qualified contenders.
It's still hard to gauge what Chris Weidman's intention for speaking out against the fight. Maybe it's his way of trying to be the next in line in fighting Georges St-Pierre or Michael Bisping, whoever comes out as the champion.
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