Michael Bisping announced last night on with podcast “Believe You Me” that his fight against Georges St Pierre will be taking place in New York City this November.
After a long back and forth with UFC president Dana White, it is now official that middleweight champion Michael Bisping will be facing Georges St Pierre upon his return. White released this information following the main event of UFC 214 this past weekend. Bisping was thrilled to hear the news that he would, in fact, fight GSP but even more excited about the location of the fight.
Last night while recording his “Believe You Me” Podcast, Bisping announced that this fight with St Pierre will be held at the historic Madison Square Garden in New York City. This will be the second time the UFC has held an event at MSG. The first was UFC 205, which took place last November, was a huge success. The second event, UFC 217, will be held on November 4, 2017, and is shaping up to be just as massive.
This news comes just days after Dana White confirmed that GSP would get a shot at the welterweight title and the winner of the Tyron Woodley/Demian Maia fight. So it was to everyone’s surprise, including Michael Bisping when White changed his mind at the UFC 214 press conference.
“To be honest, Dana said at the press conference last week that ‘The Bisping-GSP ship had sailed’,” Bisping explains on the podcast. “He said the winner of Woodley vs. Maia gets GSP and I was like oh right, whatever, it would’ve been nice and a bigger payday and all that stuff, but I was just mentally drained with it all. I stopped campaigning because every time Dana would just shut it down”
It wasn’t until Bisping was on his way home from his job at the Fox Sports desk following the conclusion of UFC 214 that he began to hear the news.
“So I drive home later on and Dana White calls,” Bisping said. “There you go, the fight is on November 4, Madison Square Garden, Michael Bisping versus GSP.”