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I will Fight Michael Bisping, Injury Doesn't Matter - Robert Whittaker

I will Fight Michael Bisping, Injury Doesn't Matter - Robert Whittaker

5/8/2017

Robert Whittaker, who is newly crowned Interim Middleweight Champion has been out partially due to strained left knee but will be due to face the winner Michael Bisping-Georges St-Pierre money fight.

Whittaker (19-4) made serious the injury when facing Yoel Romero for the interim title fight at UFC 213 last month but claimed the injury won't stop him from facing Bisping (30-7) after he faces St-Pierre

"Yeah, the injury doesn't matter, to be honest," Whittaker told ESPN. "Michael's been bloody harping about that [St-Pierre] fight for how long? The UFC does what it wants. That's just how it is."

Whittaker said it would have been a possibility to face Bisping in the November 4 date, he answered

"I would have had to speak to my doctors and coaches, of course, but it's something I would have considered," Whittaker said. "But Michael Bisping versus Georges St-Pierre is a money fight, and the UFC loves money fights."

"Michael Bisping's whole life is a film scene. He's always acting," Whittaker laughed. "Confronting me at UFC 213, it makes me laugh. It's a bit clownish. You can't try to show someone up like that, and then go fight someone else. It just looks stupid.

"Georges isn't even in this division. It's not as if someone in the top 10 is jumping the queue. This is a money fight. That's exactly what it is. It doesn't bother me. People are going to do what they want. I can't get upset if it doesn't work out to my plans, because let's face it, the UFC is a roller coaster."

Whittaker said he had ones asked his coach against Bisping on the current season of the Ultimate Fighter reality series despite knowing UFC was always going to book Bisping and St-Pierre

"They approached me right after my fight, but I hadn't seen my kids and family in weeks," Whittaker said. "It's not as if I live two hours away. I live close to 24 hours away. For me to realistically look at that, you need to make it worth my while.

"I would have had to do all my rehab in the States. I would have had to bring my entire family to the States, take my kids out of school. The offer just wasn't enough. I countered with offers, not just financial figures, but a lot of conditions as well, and we just couldn't come to an agreement."

Whittaker believes that both fighters have all it takes to win but his verdict has Billing coming out the winner.

"I think they both have potential to win," Whittaker said. "If I had to lean one side, I think Michael has more than enough of what it takes to beat Georges. Georges isn't from the middleweight division. Michael has been there for a long time."

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