The current welterweight champion is Tyron Woodley, although a title fight against Demian Maia is on the horizon.
With Bisping being unable to fight this summer as initially expected, the UFC now has to decide whether they will have the middleweight champion fight Yoel Romero or Georges St-Pierre when he is ready and able to defend his title.
If you thought Rockhold (15-3) would just sit back and not retaliate against his boss - as most employees would do - think again. "You've got to come back and earn it". "I reached out to Georges and he said he hasn't heard anything officially either, and I still haven't heard anything from the UFC or Dana White".
We've yet to been informed on why the bout was cancelled, but this at least gives the UFC the opportunity to move forth with its middleweight division without intrusion from a super/circus fight. "We deserve something to fight for", he wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.More news: Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) Valuation According To Analysts
- Luke Rockhold (@LukeRockhold) May 16, 2017@danawhite "You have to earn your way in this company"? The UFC president took the long route in answering, and chose to take it upon himself and blast Rockhold.
When it comes to the Ultimate Fight Championship the action usually takes place in the ring, but this week saw UFC president Dana White going to war on social media.
"We're trying to put together that Bisping-Romero fight", White said.
Rockhold's recent Twitter outburst casts a shadow over his relationship with the UFC, especially given the fact that a fight with Mousasi has yet to be confirmed by UFC officials. A bout with St-Pierre would have been equally as questionable, albeit far more anticipated than any other contest available in the division. [Image by Julio Cortez/AP Images] Rockhold lashed out, saying that if the middleweight contenders were not getting a title shot, then he "wasn't fighting anyone". I said we (middleweights) deserve clarity. But all that appears to be for naught, as White said last week Bisping vs. St-Pierre is off and No. 1 contender Romero will instead face Bisping. Having the top two contenders fighting for an interim title would create a sense of importance and keeps the division moving. He has since been cleared of any wrongdoing, and last fought at UFC 205 in November, picking up a stunning knockout victory over Weidman at Madison Square Garden.