Michael Bisping States Title Case; Dana White Thinks Anderson Silva Fight Would Be Interesting

September 23, 2012
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Michael Bisping has been on the UFC’s case for a long time now to get a shot at the UFC middleweight title wrapped around Anderson Silva’s waist. His case became all the more stronger at UFC 152 in Toronto, as he took a unanimous decision over “All-American” Brian Stann.

“I’m not the most talented person in the world, but I’m hungry and I want (the title shot), and that overpowers anything,” Bisping said after defeating Stann. “My desire to be the world champion is not going away. The owners of the organization: hook a brother up!”

Bisping isn’t lauded as the most talented fighter in the world, but throughout his time in the UFC, it’s been obvious to see that he has worked on his overall game and added bits and pieces over the years. He also has a quality that his bosses and fans appreciate, he throws caution to the wind and tries to go for the finish.

“I thought I had one obvious advantage and that’s in the wrestling department,” Bisping told reporters at the UFC 152 post-fight press conference. “I wanted to stop the guy for the crowd and didn’t just want to wrestle, but I tried for the finish and was unsuccessful.

“It’s fighting, you go out there and are going to get hit, but at the end of the first round, he did hit me with a good shot, but I took it, recovered and fought back.”

While no one is sure if Bisping will be the next in line for the title, UFC president Dana White was impressed by what he saw by the former Ultimate Fighter winner and admitted that he spoke to matchmaker Joe Silva about a match-up between the Brit and Silva.

“Me and Joe (Silva) were talking earlier about how interesting a fight between Bisping and Anderson Silva would be,” White said. “(Bisping) doesn’t get the credit he deserves, but there’s a line of guys that are next, the Middleweight division is stacked, but Bisping looked great and always brings it.”

“My desire to be the world champion is not going away,” Bisping stated. “The owners of the organization – hook a brother up!”

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for full UFC 152 post-fight coverage.

  • Guy In The Know

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  • Guy In The Know

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  • Michael Bisping is a great fighter but his style is a terrible match-up against Anderson Silva’s. I’m not sure what kind of gameplan he could go for. Still I would love to see this fight.

  • I would love for Bisping to fight the winner of Weidman/Boetch just to make him a solid #1 contender. He deserves the shot though he’s been around a long time

    • That is the exact scenario I believe should happen as well.

    • LoneWanderer

      why is Belcher always left out of title talks, i believe hes in the mix somewhere.For now i say give Bisping the shot, and have Weidman/Boestch winner fight Belcher if he beats Okami, winner of all that becomes next contender after Bisping….but of course winner of Weidman/Boetsch could be shot straight to the #1 if Belcher loses

      Bisping #1 contender
      Weidman/Boestch/Belcher….all will be sorted by UFC 155

      • maddawgmar

        The thing with Belcher he hasn’t beat a top fighter yet. If he can garner two or three wins against top ten guys the go ahead. But until then he is a contender prospect.

    • maddawgmar

      That is what I think as well. The problem with giving Bisping a shot now is, he was coming off a loss to a top five fighter (Sonnen), then gets a win against a top ten fighter (Stann). That is not title worthy. Give him winner of Weidman/Boetch. That would solidify, whoever wins, as a true top contender. The pproblem with that is it keeps Silva from defending his title for six+ months. But that also opens up oppurtunities for possible super fight.

  • bajafox

    I can’t stand Bisping but regardless of how I feel, I wish he would just get the shot already so Silva can make him irrelevant already.

    Everyone at 185 is basically just waiting for Anderson to get old enough to beat