Michael Bisping and Chael Sonnen are two of the most compelling and cotroversial fighters in the UFC. Now, in this exclusive interview with Fighters Only magazine, Bisping says that he, and not Chael Sonnen, deserves a title shot against UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (assuming Bisping gets past fellow TUF coach Jason 'Mayhem' Miller.
“Far be it from me to question the UFC," said Bisping. "That’s not what I am doing, but I just have my opinion. Chael Sonnen had his chance, put on a great performance but lost. Got tapped out, got finished, and then after that he failed a steroids test. As far as I can see he had his chance and he blew it.
“I feel I deserve a shot. I have got to beat Miller, he is tough, I am not looking past him. [But] its me, I’m the contender. Belfort has just been beat, Yushin Okami has just been beat, Sonnen got beat. What are they going to do, all they all going to keep beating each other up and then having another shot at him?"
“I feel I match quite well with Anderson believe it or not, I think stylistically I will give him a good match up. I will do a better job than everyone has lately, Anderson hasn’t even been in a fight lately. They haven’t pressured him, they haven’t turned it into a fight. The last fight Anderson had was against Chael Sonnen."
“So yeah if I get my shot… listen, its easier said than done. You can sit here and say ‘you’ve got to do this against Anderson’ - getting in the cage and doing it to him is a completely different kettle of fish. But I feel I have earned the right to have my shot.”
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