Michael Bisping is getting antsy waiting for an official date for his next UFC middleweight title defense against Georges St-Pierre to be set. Bisping (30-7 MMA, 20-7 UFC) has been one of the UFC’s most consistently active fighters during his more than 10 years with the promotion.
He’s made a record-tying 27 octagon appearances, and he didn’t get there by spending large portions of time on the sidelines.
While working as a manager for Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell, White learned that Semaphore Entertainment Group, the parent company of the UFC, was looking for a buyer for the UFC.
White contacted childhood friend Lorenzo Fertitta, an executive at Station Casinos and a former commissioner of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
In his return, St-Pierre will attempt to take the 185-pound belt from Bisping.
The English veteran won the title in an upset of Luke Rockhold last year, and he defended it by beating Dan Henderson at UFC 204 in October last year.
Chris pulled out of UFC 199 due to an injury, leaving Michael to step in as a substitute. Following that loss, Luke revealed that he suffered a knee injury in the buildup to UFC 199, per .
“The Count” connected with a left hook against Luke’s head and finished him off in the first round. In July 2016, he revealed he was undergoing stem cell treatments to avoid surgery.
"He promoted that show completely the wrong way, because he worried about the money as opposed to trying to secure the future", White said. He should have had Shane Mosley and Bernard Hopkins and [Marco Antonio] Barrera and Winky Wright on there and used it to show that boxing is back." Arum responded by saying that MMA fighters need to examine the revenues being generated and ask why the UFC was not paying them more.Within a month, in January 2001, Lorenzo and his older brother Frank bought the UFC with White installed as its president.In 2007, White accused Top Rank Boxing Promoter, Bob Arum of "sucking the life out of the sport (boxing) and not putting anything back in." Amongst White's criticisms were that Arum had created a weak undercard for the Oscar De La Hoya vs.This setback follows the heartbreaking death of his father in June 2016. Outside of beating fellow competitors to a pulp, Luke likes to relax by surfing and skateboarding.He mourned his dad’s death by saying, “We lost a great man, father and friend last night. His Instagram is full of pictures of him riding some waves.