The Fact of the Matter is Michael Bisping is the Unofficial Strikeforce Middleweight Champion

December 2, 2012
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Michael Bisping - UFC on Fox 2If you ask Michael Bisping, he is far and away the No. 1 middleweight contender to UFC champion Anderson Silva.

It’s not Chris Weidman. It’s not Vitor Belfort, whom Bisping is about to fight. It’s not Tim Boetsch or Alan Belcher.

Oh, and it’s certainly not that guy with a Strikeforce belt around his waist… Luke Rockhold.

“Luke Rockhold? By all accounts he and Lorenz Larkin should fight and the winner of that fight — if not both of them — go over to the UFC,” said Bisping on Thursday night’s edition of MMA Uncensored Live on Spike TV.

“Are they gonna come over and be number one contenders? Are they gonna come in and take the belt? I don’t think so. You’re in Strikeforce, come over to the UFC and earn your place.”

As a matter of fact… yes fact… Bisping believes Rockhold’s belt rightfully belongs around his waist.

“Let me put it like this,” said the brash Brit. “I’ve sparred with Luke Rockhold recently and let’s just say, I’m the unofficial Strikeforce champion.

“These are the facts.”

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  • bajafox

    LOL!!! Gotta give this guy some credit for actually believing the garbage that comes out of his mouth

  • GoNoles

    haha this is hilarious, he must have read and took every lesson he learned in chael sonnens truth talking 101 to heart

  • chuker

    I like Bisping more and more. Entertaining both in and out of the octogan

  • squinty

    i think bisping has hanging out with nick diaz, hes clearly smoking something.

    • AH88

      no, cause if he was hanging with diaz he would actually know how to fight.

      • Sam Eames

        He doesn’t know how to fight? That’s just stupid.

  • fact

    Bisping chaelling his name into the conversation. Whateves.

  • Lawdog1521

    Bisping is wrong. I just declared myself the unofficial Strikeforce Champion. And I’m retiring undefeated at 0-0.

  • WhiteyWhiteman

    He deserves a shot before Weidman does…

  • Rashad said the same thing about Jon jones he was wrong

  • Madmaax

    So, he wants the interim belt and strikeforce belt? He’s getting desperate. Lets get him a cardboard cut out belt to shut him up until Belfort lays him out

  • adam1848

    I don’t care for Bisping but the guy was on TV joking around. Don’t think he was serious, just ragging on Rockhold and saying he thinks he is in line for a shot at the belt ahead of him, which I 100% agree with. Rockhold is a good guy and I’d be rooting for him to whoop Bisping’s ass, but A) I don’t think it would happen and B) he needs to fight someone else in the UFC before he even deserves a shot at Bisping, let alone the belt. I’m disappointed Strikeforce is going under, but lets be honest, it was a proving ground for guys who wanted to be in the big show all along. Anybody who says they were content being in Strikeforce is either lying or scared, in my opinion.

  • Baby Axe murderer

    i just sparred with floyd mayweather, im the unoffical pound for pound king of boxing… Bisping would get throttled by Rockhold and get sent home crying back home to Britian just as he did when Henderson taught him about circling to the left.

  • love how bisping talks all the crap about how he deserves a title shot but every time he is in a number 1 contender fight he either gets ko’ed or doesnt do enough to get the dec. the only fighters he has fought that were ranked top 10 very hendo wandi and chael

  • imoncrack

    I wonder what Luke is thinking about this.

  • lol I love Bisping. Such a character. And he is right. Guys cant just come over to the UFC and think their top contenders even if their the champs. There is a long list of guys in the UFC to go through to earn your spot. Bisping has been fighting in the UFC for years now and only has losses to the best and only been finished once. Luke R vs Belcher would be a sick fight though IMO and Lorenz Larkin vs Vitor Belfort.

  • BobLemons

    Hate him if you want, but Bisping is the No1 contender.

  • LOL. Bisping chanelling his inner-Chael!

  • BarrysHypocrisy

    He may be the “unofficial” Strikeforce champion, but he’s the official UFC douchebag.

  • SatchBoogie

    Bisping: King Nothing