who rates UK fighter Michael Bisping?

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Drago
1/22/07 6:50:25PM
I think Bisping, "( The UK guy who won the last Ultimate fighter competition) , might struggle when he gets some decent competition.

He's a natural fighter, and doesn;t seem short of confidence, just wonder if has the skill yet to take on the big names???
DoTheMMAth
1/22/07 6:55:22PM
Time will tell, but he's in a division with LOTS of hopefuls in the UFC: Ortiz, Rashad, Jardine, Rampage, Griffin, Babalu, Lyoto, and a slew of B-C class fighters all looking to up their stock. His official debut of "Ravishing Red" was decent, but not the sort of utter domination that you'd expect from a true LHW contender. Yeah, time will tell, but I'm excited to see him fight more.
hippysmacker
1/22/07 7:15:44PM
He's got good kickboxing and Jujitsu, but his wrestling and physical strength appear substandard. It seemed to me on season 3 he was afraid of Hamill. He only seemed to warm-up to him after he was hurt and he knew he didn't have to fight him. Ubtil I see him defeat a really good wrestler, I won't be sold on him as a contender.
strikefirstgear
1/22/07 8:27:35PM

Posted by hippysmacker

He's got good kickboxing and Jujitsu, but his wrestling and physical strength appear substandard. It seemed to me on season 3 he was afraid of Hamill. He only seemed to warm-up to him after he was hurt and he knew he didn't have to fight him. Ubtil I see him defeat a really good wrestler, I won't be sold on him as a contender.



He seemed to have a hard time initially with Eric Schafer but heart and heavy hands proved out. He does have that 12-0 record. It will be interesting to see if he has a difficult time with a really good wrestler or grappler. I think he will be fine with other strikers (until he faces Liddell).

I would like to see him vs Jardine or Forrest.
hippysmacker
1/22/07 8:51:58PM
Agreed. Jardine, Forest, or Machida.
nate22
1/23/07 6:55:34AM
3 of his fights have made it out of the first round and he has ended every one of the others, mixing it up with both tko, ko and submissions. VERY impressive record so far.

It's a shame the competition is lacklustre and until we see him fight some of the guys mentioned above we are not going to know where he stands in terms of the divsion. Good luck to him, can't wait to see him fight at 70.

I've met his brothers girlfriend also, claim to fame.
dstlvb
1/23/07 4:21:20PM
I liked what i saw. Looked a little rusty, but the guy has power. He can bring submissions from very different angles. What i liked most is that fact that he got into some bad positions and didnt panic. Stayed calm and worked his way out. Not everyone has that, hard to teach.
strikefirstgear
1/24/07 2:34:02AM

Posted by dstlvb

I liked what i saw. Looked a little rusty, but the guy has power. He can bring submissions from very different angles. What i liked most is that fact that he got into some bad positions and didnt panic. Stayed calm and worked his way out. Not everyone has that, hard to teach.



Lot to be said for that. It is always impressive when a fighter finds himself in a bad spot but shows patience and works until the tides change.

Like you said... not everyone has that.
www-WeLoan-us
1/24/07 8:43:41AM
Bisping definitly going to be a fighter to fear in the future. They need to throw him in there with a decent fighter though , forrest,jardine, rashad...personally I think he would crush anyone of them. He is a very dangerous striker with all limbs. UFC needs to watch out becasue this guy is special for sure
madmarck
1/25/07 9:40:22AM
I think he needs to gain some more upper body muslce. But all in all i think he will do great in the division.
pitbull
1/25/07 8:38:23PM
I thinks he'll do well in the division also.
Hammel is an amazing wrestler but Bisping looks like the guy who likes punching peoples face in.
A born scrapper.
nignog
1/25/07 9:28:34PM
nah Bisping is a class fighter, ive seen all of his fights and not even once have i seen him in trouble but would be interesting once he gets some top rated opponent cant w8.

war BISPINGGGGG
crimethinc
1/26/07 4:13:24AM
I think he can really be a contender. His UFC PPV debut had me on my feet because he was one of my favorites on TUF right off the bat and I was really pulling for him. He seems really calm and collected and has some of the most technical striking i've seen. I really hope he does well.
strikefirstgear
1/26/07 4:22:47AM
Bisping vs Rashad anyone??
BloodandTears
1/26/07 12:49:22PM
The cobwebs will be shaken off. Bisping will refine his skills and become a great fighter
pv3Hpv3p
1/26/07 1:49:08PM

Posted by strikefirstgear

Bisping vs Rashad anyone??



I'll second that... Would be a good style match-up... I'm not sure if Bisbing can handle rashad's TD's / wrestling and from the looks of his fight with "Ravashing Red" his cardio seemed a little suspect to me. But that could just be the first-time jitters taking their effect on him. I hope he keeps improving seems to have the raw talent and drive. I'm interested to see his next fight, but I think it should be Jardine/Grifin or somewhere along those lines. Too early in their UFC careers to put two udefeated LHW up-and-comers against one another, IMO.
xchickox
1/26/07 1:51:10PM
i think bisping has got what it takes to do something in the future, he's got a bit too learn but i reckon 2008 bisping with be champion

bisping and evans would be a good fight, i reckon bisping would take it though, he's got that little bit extra
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