Bisping chose Boetsch over Le to move closer to title

by Dann Stupp | source:

Bisping (22-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC) recently spoke to UFC matchmaker Joe Silva about his next fight, and he got two offers. One was Boetsch (15-4 MMA, 6-3 UFC), who recently staged a shocking comeback to defeat former UFC title challenger Yushin Okami, and the other was Cung Le (7-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC), who fights for the first time since a late-2011 loss to Wanderlei Silva.

"Because Tim Boetsch is coming off a great win over Yushin Okami, it just made more sense and was the more appealing matchup," Bisping today told Radio ( "It's also a tougher matchup for me, but I want to win that next fight and stake a claim to that title shot.

"I think beating Tim Boetsch rather than Cung Le gives me more grounds to do that."

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tags: Michael Bisping (detail)  Tim Boetsch (detail)  Cung Le (detail)  


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Savron site profile image  

5/13/12 10:12 PM by Savron

yeah , Like Hendo ,Wandy, Sonnen etc

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5/13/12 7:44 PM by Outlaw'd by Lytle

I pity those that stand in Mike's way.

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5/13/12 7:22 PM by LogicalMMA

If Bisping wins this give him the winner of stann v Lombard. If he was to win that then id say give him a shot.

Savron site profile image  

5/13/12 7:05 PM by Savron

Dreamer you silly little DreamerCan you punch the face in of TimOh NO

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4/9/12 10:35 PM by WheresBobbySouthworth

Bisping's scared of being hit usually, so he runs around the cage until his opponent gasses. Mayhem and Sonnen have no standup power, so he didn't run. I'd be shocked if he doesn't run for his life against Boetsch. Unfortunately, Boetsch is slow and gasses, so it's a tailor made matchup.

Savron site profile image  

4/9/12 8:54 PM by Savron

Massive butthurt hey...too bad its over a b level fighter like BispingSave your energy bro

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4/9/12 10:42 AM by Swamuel McSwamuelson

lol at all the pathetic Bisping haters, the mods are fucking useless bastards, i get frozen for the tiniest bit of fighter bashing, and yet they do fuck all about tards that continually bash Bisping.

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4/9/12 10:23 AM by bhealthy

i respent bispings gameness, but he will lose. badly. he couldnt even finish a way off-cycle Phael.

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4/7/12 7:14 AM by Hey Jude

really. i do think it will be a shame if he never fights silva

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4/7/12 7:01 AM by PumpyBum