The UFC still has to schedule a date for Michael Bisping and Yoel Romero to face off inside the Octagon for the middleweight belt, but that hasn’t stopped the #1 contender from planning his first title defense. Taking to Twitter, Romero revealed that when he defeats Bisping for the UFC middleweight belt, it would be his honor to give Anderson Silva a shot at the title.
The Tweet came as a reply to an article in which Anderson Silva called for a rematch against #MichaelBisping. The pair met in February of 2016, in a controversial fight that saw Bisping get a unanimous-decision victory.
“The Spider” thought he had won the fight when he dropped Bisping at the end of the third round by a flying knee to the face.
As stated above, the promotion has yet to schedule Michael Bisping’s second title defense, but Bisping is keen to show he is not one bit scared of #YoelRomero. Writing in his regular blog for this site, “The Count” suggested that a fight around March or April would be the perfect timing for him.
However, since then, the middleweight champion has verbally agreed to a catchweight fight against welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. “Verbally” being the key word in that sentence.