Bisping: I deserve title shot with good win over Kennedy


UFC middleweight Michael Bisping recently appeared on the Sherdog Radio Network’s “It’s Time” show with Bruce Buffer. Bisping, who fights Tim Kennedy on April 16 at “The Ultimate Fighter Nations” finale, says that a win should give him a title shot.

“I think it certainly puts me right up there at the top of the list," said Bisping as transcribed by Sherdog. "Obviously Vitor … I’m not sure what’s going on with the Nevada commission, but I think Vitor’s out for a little while, so forget about him. Obviously Machida is fighting for the belt and then after that, who is there? I think Jacare’s got an injury as well at the moment.

"As I said, I’ve won seven of my last nine. I’ve been a perennial top-10 fighter ever since I was in the middleweight division. I bring a lot of excitement to the division. I think if I put on a good performance, I think I certainly deserve a title shot. It’s up to the UFC whether or not I’m worthy. I’ll certainly be pleading my case, but who knows? Maybe after Tim Kennedy, maybe one more win, but I certainly think I’m up there."

"The way the situation is at the moment, Anderson Silva’s out for a while, Vitor’s out for a while, Machida’s fighting for the belt. Once [Machida and champion Chris Weidman] settle that, I think there may be a possibility for me to get my title shot.”

Listen to entire interview... (16:16 mark)


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ClemenzasCannoli site profile image  

4/11/14 11:11 AM by ClemenzasCannoli

My lord he is like a broken record. Bisping has not and will not beat a contender let alone get to a title shot. He has had more chances than he deserves. He is a gate keeper to the gate keepers

Hate420 site profile image  

4/11/14 9:36 AM by Hate420

For a title shot?? Hell no?

GnP Sonnen site profile image  

4/11/14 7:22 AM by GnP Sonnen

Sure why not.

Dodge135 site profile image  

4/11/14 6:23 AM by Dodge135

I'm having trouble recollecting who Bisping is/was, perhaps some .gifs would help.

FinestScotch site profile image  

4/11/14 3:33 AM by FinestScotch

His point is that he got owned but still wanted to address it somehow

Hate420 site profile image  

4/10/14 8:34 PM by Hate420

Fair enough, but I did say contender. Belcher and Stann were never contenders for the title. They might have been 8 -10 in the division tops.

BeauTown site profile image  

4/10/14 8:34 PM by BeauTown

U people who defend Diaz makes me laugh !! At this point in time if bisping beats Kennedy he definetly no doubt deserves a shot at the belt more than Diaz! Diaz has lost his last 2 bisping would have won his last to , use ur common sence here , this isn't saying bisping deserves the shot more than others I'm just saying he would deserve on more than Diaz would deserve one!! Diaz is to scare to face any top ten WW he knows they will beat him and then he can't keep crying for a title shot/more money! The guy used to be great now he is a joke. Can't beleive people still back Diaz him and his brother are idiots

RoysBellyRollzz site profile image  

4/10/14 8:01 PM by RoysBellyRollzz

No but I wouldn't mind seeing it I guess

Joemacka site profile image  

4/10/14 8:00 PM by Joemacka

Belcher and stann were both ranked in the top ten when he beat them.

comeonman1 site profile image  

4/10/14 6:25 PM by comeonman1

Bisping is hilarious, he always thinks he deserves a title shot when if he beats anyone outside the top 5. He's been in the UFC for 8 years and never had a sniff of a title shot and lost to any of the top guys but he thinks a win over Tim Kennedy will get him a title shot hahahaha. Poor fella.