LONDON – Michael Bisping got a victory, but he was no winner on Saturday.
The records will show that Bisping raised his record to 14-0 with a split-decision victory over archrival Matt Hamill at UFC 75 before a sellout crowd of 16,235 at O2 Arena.
But Bisping handled himself with so little class afterward that his perception as one of the sport's good guys may have been shattered forever.
Bisping to Fight next at UFC81?
If you goto Bispings Official site at bisping.tv and click contact, when you get to mailing Mike's Manager, the page header comes up Interviews for UFC 81. So I'm assumiung that he'll be fighting on that one and it will possibly be in the UK or Germany (Dana mentioned he was looking to put an event there at the UFC 75 Press Conference).
Who his opponent will be is anyone's guess, but there has been some talk of both Houston Alexander and Tito Ortiz.
Fighters Convinced Fedor Has Signed With UFC
This article was posted today, although it appears the author wrote it before the event happened. Word is many fighters feel that Fedor is signed, and they are wondering when Dana will let the secret out. That's also why Randy never talked about Nog, Kongo or CC as a potential opponent, yet Mike Goldberg slipped out a possible matchup with Fedor during the main event. Article mentions Affliction deal, fighters feelings towards Fedor being signed, and rumors he would be at UFC 75 (although it hasn't been confirmed he was actually present). My sources say Mark Cuban has said he is signing with UFC, and that his signing should be announced at UFC 76 in California.
CroCop Breaks Rib In UFC 75 Fight
Mirko broke his rib in the 1st round of his disappointing loss vs Cheick Kongo. It makes sense, seeing as how he dominated that round and performanced poorly after. He has a message for his fans.
Undisputed Champ; Bisping Wins a Controversial Split Decision
Newly minted UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson (28-6 MMA, 3-0 UFC) made his first successful title defense, finishing strong in a five-round championship bout with PRIDE titleholder Dan Henderson (22-6 MMA, 2-1 UFC). The performance earned the charismatic “Rampage” a unanimous-decision victory — and the title of the world’s undisputed champion — at yesterday’s UFC 75 event in London, England
In what may be remembered as one of the year’s most controversial fights, “The Ultimate Fighter 3” winner Michael Bisping (14-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) won a split decision over former castmate and bitter rival Matt Hamill (3-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC
Hunt Signed With UFC?? Lesnar Update
A fan who was at the weigh-ins in London posted this about answers Dana White shared during the public questioning period. Apparently Mark Hunt is signed and they are wondering what to do with him due to his weight (he could make 265 easy he's been there before), he was VERY suspicious in regards to Fedor (Rogan mentioned him a lot during the UFC 75 broadcast, but he wasn't shown on camera and it's unknown as of now if he was there)....they also talk about AA fighting in November possibly vs Big Nog, and a lot of other interesting notes including a Brock Lesnar update.
Champion Again? Hendo Ready To Add Another
Just when it looked like Dan Henderson’s fight schedule was about to get very busy after he knocked out Wanderlei Silva winning the 205lb belt to go along with his 183lb Pride title, the organization was bought out by Zuffa and the Team Quest member had his world turned upside down.
Can Mirko Break the Cro Cop Curse?
Just as though he appeared on the cover of the latest Madden video game or had been praised on the cover of Sports Illustrated as the next champion of the UFC, it looked like Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic had a curse following him during his last trip to England when he was upset in dramatic fashion by Gabriel Gonzaga, a fight and a loss that cost him a chance at UFC heavyweight championship.
Pride Is On the Line One Last Time
Whatever the outcome of today's historic unification fight in England, one thing is certain: When the lights go out at London's O2 arena, there will be no Pride left. Today's card, in essence, marks the end of the fabled Japanese fight league.
The Octagon Girls Shape Up
CHECK out three knockouts that are adding a touch of glamour to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The world’s fastest growing sport has the whole world talking about it, but it’s not just the cage fighters who are causing a stir.
Pound for Pound: UFC 75 preview
Just two weeks after their last pay-per-view event, the UFC is back with another big event, this time on free TV via delayed broadcast from London. UFC 75 – billed as “Champion Versus Champion” – pits former Greco-Roman wrestling great Dan Henderson against new UFC light heavyweight champion and one-man marketing machine Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.
Where is Boxing’s Rampage vs. Henderson?
There’s a great fight this Saturday, one sure to garner mainstream press and millions of eyes. It doesn’t cost fifty dollars. It doesn’t even cost the premium channel ten or so per month. This one is free as long as you’re one of the just-about-everyone who has basic cable.
On a Rampage
on a rampage
It wasn't a motion typical of sports. It wasn't a motion typical of anything, save, perhaps, the carnival game where a contestant slams a hammer down to send a weight hurtling skyward toward a bell.
UFC Takes Pride In Its Process Of Unification
Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White has had his fair share of headaches in the past five-plus months. Since buying out Pride Fighting Championships in late March it has been difficult to navigate the Japanese market and resurrect the once-proud, now defunct fighting organization.
Henderson Isn't Hollywood, But It Doesn't matter
One of Dan Henderson's many nicknames is “Hollywood,” but the Pride light heavyweight champion is about as Hollywood as a 20-year-old pickup truck. With ears that look like chewed-up dog toys and a nose flatter than the plains of Kansas, it would be hard to mistake him for, say, a stock broker.
Rampage’ Breaks Up the Crowd; Hopes To Do the Same To Hendo Saturday
Only UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson can break up the tension of weigh-in day with his ever-present humor; today’s example being the tangerine-colored underwear he stripped down to before weighing in at 204 pounds for his unification bout Saturday night against his PRIDE counterpart Dan Henderson