After a week filled with a back-and-forth slanging match about the proposed Georges St-Pierre – Michael Bisping title fight, UFC president Dana White appears to have come around to Anderson Silva’s thinking.

Speaking to Fox Sports Australia, White shockingly revealed that he has scrapped the proposed super-fight between GSP and Bisping in favour of the English champion defending his title against the number one contender Yoel Romero.

“I made this GSP fight, we did a press conference. The thing was supposed to happen in July. Michael Bisping is going to have to defend his title now. We’re not waiting for GSP,” White said.

“[Yoel] doesn’t need to voice his opinion on why he needs a title shot. He definitely deserves a title shot. He’s next in line, he’s the No.1 ranked guy in the world.

“Georges St-Pierre was coming back. Bisping-St-Pierre – they both wanted that fight. We asked Yoel to step aside, he did. It doesn’t look like that fight is gonna happen now.

“Georges St-Pierre is saying he will not be ready to compete now until November. Who knows if that’s even the case. It could be next year.

“So we’re not waiting for Georges St-Pierre anymore. We’re moving on with the division, and Yoel Romero will get the next shot.”

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