If you’re wondering if Michael Bisping is ducking No. 1 Middleweight Contender Yoel Romero, the answer is yes, per Malki Kawa!
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Well-known MMA manager Malki Kawa is doing his best to lock down a title fight for his client Yoel Romero.
Since the UFC has yet to officially announce Michael Bisping will be defending his belt against Yoel Romero. His manager is trying to seal the deal by calling out Bisping.
Despite, Yoel being the next in line to fight Bisping, there are rumblings some other potential fighters that could jump ahead. The list includes former champion Anderson Silva and welterweight former kingpin Georges St-Pierre. However, Bisping has made it known that he is willing to fight Romero, but he wants a super fight with St-Pierre.
Why Malki Kawa feels Michael Bisping is ducking Yoel Romero:
Kawa recently went on The Luke Thomas Show on SiriusXM Rush calling out Bisping for “picking” his opponents.
Malki Kawa states:
“The reality of it is that Dana agrees and so does every single person that owns the UFC, has a piece of the UFC. From the celebrity owners to Ari Emanuel, Patrick Whitesell, every one of the employees at WME, every single person here at First Round Management, and probably the millions and millions of fans that watch the UFC agree that Yoel Romero deserves the next shot at Michael Bisping. I think the issue here is the following: Michael Bisping understands that his days are numbered when it comes to a guy like Yoel Romero. I think he understands the game very well from every opponent he’s picked.”
He talks about the Yoel vs Henderson fight:
“Obviously, you’ve seen what he’s done. He fought Dan Henderson. He wanted Dan Henderson in London. It made no sense whatsoever. The UFC didn’t want to do that fight. He kind of forced their hand because obviously, he has the belt.”
He then weighs in on Bisping avoiding top competition like Yoel Romero. Although Kawa understands Bisping’s motivations because its good business for the champion.
Yoel Romero’s manager weighs in saying:
“What I’ve seen from Mike is that he’s gonna call his shots and he’s gonna make smart moves, which I can’t blame him for. If you were managing Michael Bisping or you were Michael Bisping and you had your choice of waiting on a guy who’s been out for two and a half years, which might get you your largest payday, or fighting a guy who’s probably the scariest person in the UFC at this point. You’re talking about 10 fights, nine of them are knockouts? I don’t know that you’d want to fight this guy either. So, I understand Michael Bisping!”
However, Kawa remains convinced that Bisping is avoiding his client. Michael may not avoid him forever, but he is surely doing it now.
MMA manager Malki Kawa says:
“I don’t care what anybody says, he is absolutely ducking Yoel Romero right now. It’s been confirmed to me by everybody at the UFC. Michael Bisping wants no part of Yoel Romero at this point. None whatsoever.”
“I’m not telling you that he’s necessarily ducking him because he doesn’t want to ever fight him, I just think that right now, at this point he’s just trying to sidestep that fight, take this Georges St-Pierre fight, hope he wins, and if he wins, ‘I’ll fight Yoel Romero.’ If he doesn’t win, ‘I got my payday,’ and then Yoel can go and fight Georges.”
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