Posted by moob
Posted by Cooler
Posted by moob
Dunno how many more contenders he needs to beat to finally get a shot - given some recent match-ups - Belfort being the most recent example.
Bisping hasn't beaten any top 10, that's why.
At least Belfort beat the former champ Franklin to get a shot at Silva.
Another thing is, Bisping would get Hendo'd in the first round by Ando, so it's pointless.
P.S. would you honestly pick Bisping over Belfort? I'd bet the house on Vitor personally.
Yeah, keep hearing that top 10 argument,yawn.
Belfort was in relative obscurity until quite recently in case you've forgotten- christ he beat Rich in 2009, so that had nothing to do with him getting a shot.
Belfort is a light heavyweight so I've no idea where your going with that argument.
As another poster said elsewhere, everyone makes their predictions about x or y guy and what they'd do to Bisping yada yada, fact is he's been around in the top flight for a huge amount of time, has been a solid pro throughout discounting the trash talk - has always fought who was put in front of him - that's all he could do, perhaps the quality of his opponents wasn't that great but whose fault is that?
Hmm. I'm confused with your points here.
You keep hearing the top 10 argument because it has been and still is true. He hasn't beaten a single top 10 MW yet, but he wants a title shot. Sure, he can only beat who is in front of him, but that's all anyone can do. Also, when he's gotten the opportunity to beat a top 10, he's failed to cash in. It isn't all on him as not many would have beaten Hendo or Chael, but to get a title shot, even at MW, I would still like him to get a top 10 win. He does have a lot of wins, but against guys outside of the top 15. This win over Stann is arguably his first top 15 win at MW. If he beats the Okami-Belcher winner or the Wediman-Boetsch winner, then he'll have earned a title shot. Depending on the circumstances, I wouldn't mind him getting a shot if he were to beat Belfort either.
Belfort was in obscurity? Not really, imo. Even though he hadn't beaten anyone of note for a while, he was still a popular and marketable fighter when he returned to the UFC. How did beating Franklin have nothing to do with him getting a shot? I don't think it should have earned him one since it was not at MW and was his only win since returning to the UFC, but it DID have something to do with getting him a title shot. Also, had he beaten Belcher, it wouldn't have been surprising if he would have gotten a fight with Anderson in Brazil. And just because his fight on Saturday was at LHW, it doesn't make him a LHW now. His fight with AJ was a scheduled MW fight. He was scheduled to fight Belcher (at MW) before he stepped up to fight Jones. If his next fight is at 205, then we can call him a LHW.