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Yoel Romero: After I defeat Georges St-Pierre, I’ll give Michael Bisping a title shot

It doesn’t sound like “Solider of God” likes “The Count’s” chances against “Rush.”

MMA: UFC 205-Weidman vs Romero Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

When Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) announced that Georges St-Pierre would return to face current Middleweight champion Michael Bisping for his belt later this year (details), perhaps the man most affected by the decision was current No. 1 contender, Yoel Romero.

Though you probably couldn't tell by this response.

Nevertheless, “Soldier of God” was left out in the cold and forced to sit on the sidelines a bit longer to see how the upcoming title fight plays out, though company president Dana White confirmed he would “take care” of Romero for waiting.

So how is the hulking grappler feeling a week removed from the bombshell? Pretty good, claiming he is still motivated to win the world title regardless of the opponent.

"My plan to win a world title is my motivation," Romero told FloCombat via translator. "Time is what we make of it. It should be me now," Romero said. "Of course I'm going to wait because I should be champion right now. Bisping was just at the right place at the right time. I understand why people fear me and they are right for doing so. My body of work can't be overlooked."

And while “Soldier of God” would love nothing more than to settle his ongoing feud against “The Count,” he will gladly face St-Pierre and then Bisping if that’s what’s meant to be.

"My fight with Bisping will happen eventually," Romero said. "Even if Bisping loses to GSP I will defeat GSP and offer a fight to Bisping because we have unfinished business. I would love a fight with GSP because I know our styles would present a good test for us both.

"I feel I can neutralize his strengths and then he would have to play in my world. And that will make anyone uncomfortable,” Romero concluded.

Of course, should the scenario play out that way, it’s highly-unlikely the promotion would give “The Count” an immediate title shot coming off a loss, especially when the rest of the 185-pound contenders (like this one) are chomping at the bit to get their own championship fight.

Then again, “The King” has been known to get his way.

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