Michael Bisping: I'm the number one contender, not Chael Sonnen

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Budgellism
10/13/11 1:12:08PM
"Chael Sonnen had his chance, put on a great performance but lost. Got tapped out, got finished, and then after that he failed a steroids test. As far as I can see he had his chance and he blew it. I feel I deserve a shot. I have got to beat Miller, he is tough, I am not looking past him. [But] it's me, I’m the contender. Belfort has just been beat, Yushin Okami has just been beat, Sonnen got beat. What are they going to do, all they all going to keep beating each other up and then having another shot at him? No, I’m the contender."

- Bisping

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Budgellism
10/13/11 1:16:22PM




emfleek
10/13/11 1:21:49PM
prophecy033
10/13/11 1:21:54PM
Um....WRONG
prophecy033
10/13/11 1:26:12PM
Actually, give him a shot. I wanna see if he makes it through the first 2 minutes. He can't wrestle so he would be forced to stand with Anderson. And from there it would just be bad. We may actually see the UFC's first fatality
Bubbles
10/13/11 1:52:46PM
he has a valid point though. sure his chances to win are very slim, but ill bet he does better than Vitor, Okami, Griffin did.

personally im 100000000% for a Sonnen rematch (and to a lesser extent Hendo). Bisping needs a top 10 win and is only a few fights removed from losing to Wandy. give him Maia, Stann, Vitor, or Munoz/Leben winner and if passes that test, then give him the title shot.

edit:
to prophecy, i dont see Silva KOing Bisping the way Hendo did...thats about as close to death as ive ever seen in a fight
bigrand826
10/13/11 2:05:37PM
Yeah, Bisping acts like he's beaten top guys or something. The top ranked MW he has ever beaten was barely in the top 20. Leben was ranked #18 by Fight Matrix when he fought Bisping. He asks if the guys that have recently fought for the title are just going to beat each other up and get rematches? Well, since Bisping doesn't ever fight any of those top 10 guys, then yeah, that's probably what is going to happen. If he beats Mayhem, that will help, but Mayhem is currently ranked #45 by Fight Matrix. Now I think Mayhem is quite a bit better than that, but I don't know that Mayhem is top 20.

With it rumored that Tim Kennedy is now with the UFC, that would be a good fight for him. Kennedy is currently ranked #10, and will probably want to fight before Bisping would be ready following his 12/3 bout with Mayhem. If Mayhem beats Bisping, then Bisping can just go back to fighting guys outside the top 25 like he is used to.
FastKnockout
10/13/11 2:14:55PM

Posted by Bubbles

he has a valid point though. sure his chances to win are very slim, but ill bet he does better than Vitor, Okami, Griffin did.

personally im 100000000% for a Sonnen rematch (and to a lesser extent Hendo). Bisping needs a top 10 win and is only a few fights removed from losing to Wandy. give him Maia, Stann, Vitor, or Munoz/Leben winner and if passes that test, then give him the title shot.

edit:
to prophecy, i dont see Silva KOing Bisping the way Hendo did...thats about as close to death as ive ever seen in a fight



Don't know man. Rashad's knockout of Chuck was pretty damn close.
tmas
10/13/11 2:18:41PM
not of fan of the count but he has a point chael lost, he tapped out he doesnt deserve a rematch. (yet) a few more wins. wouldnt mind seeing him fight bisping for moron of the century award 0_O :P lol
Poor_Franklin
10/13/11 2:18:49PM
i wish we could see Bisping vs Sonnen. Sonnen would remind him real quick why he is the #1 contender & not Bisping
finnish_line
10/13/11 2:32:04PM
More annoying than Bisping's claim is people saying "If Hendo beats Shogun then he should get the next shot."

THAT'S NOT EVEN IN THE SAME WEIGHT CLASS!
Twenty20Dollars
10/13/11 2:35:53PM
The fact is though, Bisping still has a fight with Mayhem and Chael just won. So Chael is closer by those means.

I would give Bisping a shot before Sonnen, just b/c I don't like guys getting a rematch title shot after 1 fight.

But UFC wants Silva/Sonnen so bad, so they can sell the shit out of that
Poor_Franklin
10/13/11 2:41:38PM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars

just b/c I don't like guys getting a rematch title shot after 1 fight.



i dont either, but this is an exception im willing to make.
Hendo67
10/13/11 2:42:33PM
Bisping shoud beat a top 15 first...
prophecy033
10/13/11 3:01:47PM

Posted by Bubbles

he has a valid point though. sure his chances to win are very slim, but ill bet he does better than Vitor, Okami, Griffin did.

personally im 100000000% for a Sonnen rematch (and to a lesser extent Hendo). Bisping needs a top 10 win and is only a few fights removed from losing to Wandy. give him Maia, Stann, Vitor, or Munoz/Leben winner and if passes that test, then give him the title shot.

edit:
to prophecy, i dont see Silva KOing Bisping the way Hendo did...thats about as close to death as ive ever seen in a fight

it would be like what he did to Leben
jay98107
10/13/11 3:35:08PM
Well Bisping, if these guys have been beat so easily by Anderson, how about you beat one of them? I would feel fine with Bisping getting the shot if he beat Sonnen, Okami, Henderson, hell even Maia. Fact is, he hasn't beaten a ranked MW, and the one guy on that list he fought knocked him out harder than perhaps anyone has every been knocked out. Beating Jorge Rivera and potentially Jason Miller does not make you a #1 contender over Sonnen who, as much as I dislike him, beat a who's who in the MW division to earn his shot (Okami, Marquardt, and even Stann are better fighters in my opinion than the guys Bisping has beat at MW).

In my meaningless opinion, Bisping would get smashed by both Sonnen and Okami, and for him to make the assertion that he deserves a shot more than one of them says to me that Dana needs to make one of these fights happen at some point, especially if Bisping beats Miller. My guess is that Sonnen will get a shot around the same time as Bisping fights Miller, so maybe Bisping gets the loser of that fight? Or Okami?

Thing is, if Bisping loses one of these fights, which would probably be billed as a #1 contender fight, then whoever wins would fight Anderson and I don't know if people are interested in another Okami/Anderson fight. Hell, maybe they should just let Bisping get a crack if Anderson beats Sonnen because he's a new face. I've argued myself in a circle
Kpro
10/13/11 4:12:59PM
Kennedy's already been calling him out for a long time. I think if Bisping loses to Mayhem that fight will happen.

How about the winner of Bisping/Mayhem and Munoz/Leben fight for #1 contender assuming Sonnen gets the next shot. Timing would be perfect.

Bisping would be on a 5 fight winning streak if he came out on top out of those 4, Mayhem would be at 4, Munoz at 5, and Reben at 3.

I'd say whoever came out of those 4 would be deserving.

Dan Miller, Akiyama, Rivera, Mayhem, Munoz or Reben.

If he could be on that 5 fight winning streak I don't see any reason to deny him a shot, he would have earned it regardless of how badly he'd matchup with Anderson. But no, he's not the #1 contender right now. If he beats Mayhem though, and Dana tells him he'll get the next shot or he can take a fight, you can bet your ass he'll sit on the shelf and wait.
Budgellism
10/13/11 4:17:48PM

Posted by Hendo67

Bisping shoud beat a top 15 first...



See, that's his problem. He can't. He doesn't have the skill set for it. Sonnen would literally mop the floor with him.
emfleek
10/13/11 4:19:43PM

Posted by Kpro

and Reben at 3.



You, sir, are hirarious! I rove you rong time!
Chieftan1997
10/13/11 4:45:00PM

LOL! Keep dreaming Spitsbing you're not even in the top 10 of the UFC at Middleweight. Like many have said he has never beaten anyone in the top 10 and has been coddled by Dana to sell tickets in the UK. I'm with Poor Franklin let him fight Chael so he can find out real fast why Chael is the #1 contender and not him!!! Chael would destroy him, as would anyone in the top ten of the division!!!

I'd like to see him fight someone tough like Brian Stann who would stand and bang with him, and IMO knock his teeth out!!!
Poor_Franklin
10/13/11 5:02:41PM
it is funny that bisping had to name off some of the people ahead of him that had recently lost as reasoning for deserving a title shot

he admits their above him, but theyre coming off losses so they cant fight for the title
babalu46
10/13/11 5:15:11PM
My thoughts are if Miller wins he wouldn't get a shot so if Bisping wins why the hell should he?
tallica62
10/13/11 5:24:57PM
no your not Michael....Silva would toy with you like a 15 year old picking on a 7 year old.... if it happens, which i wont, i take Silva by how ever the hell he wants whenever the hell he wants
fullfighting
10/13/11 5:29:21PM
I dont consider Bisping at the top of the weight class. He just isnt that good.
Pookie
10/13/11 5:55:36PM
Bisping has yet to beat anybody in the title picture.

Sonnen's one win over Stann trumps Bispings career at this point.
ghandikush
10/13/11 6:07:16PM

Posted by finnish_line

More annoying than Bisping's claim is people saying "If Hendo beats Shogun then he should get the next shot."

THAT'S NOT EVEN IN THE SAME WEIGHT CLASS!



How many middleweights are as talented a shogun?
Chael_Sonnen
10/13/11 6:42:11PM

Posted by Budgellism

"Chael Sonnen had his chance, put on a great performance but lost. Got tapped out, got finished, and then after that he failed a steroids test. As far as I can see he had his chance and he blew it. I feel I deserve a shot. I have got to beat Miller, he is tough, I am not looking past him. [But] it's me, I’m the contender. Belfort has just been beat, Yushin Okami has just been beat, Sonnen got beat. What are they going to do, all they all going to keep beating each other up and then having another shot at him? No, I’m the contender."

- Bisping

LINK



Bis-bing, the other thing that you're #1 at is being a D-Bag! Get in line cuz.
BeeR
10/13/11 8:24:07PM

Posted by Budgellism








jiujitsufreak74
10/13/11 8:34:00PM
everyone has already said how he hasn't beaten anyone highly ranked to deserve a title shot. but let's list it out.

Bisping's last win was against an aging Jorge Rivera, who is not even close to the top 15.

Bisping's win before that was against Akiyama, who is now dropping to WW after 3 straight losses.

Bisping's win before that was against the literal gatekeeper of the MW division...Dan Miller

The fight before that he lost to Wanderlei! Bisping is literally the only win Wandy has had in 4 fights, and along with Jardine, one of two wins he has had in his past 8!

losing to Wandy really set him back a lot, and he hasn't gotten the wins to prove he is at the top of the division. Plus, Miller shoul dbeat him in their fight imo.
Cooler
10/13/11 10:14:29PM
You lost to Wanderlei in his decline, you take at least one easy fight every year, you lost to Hamill after all the crap you talked about him and theres not a single top 10 on your resume, good luck with that argument Mikey.
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