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12/18/12 11:07 AM
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Michael Bisping appeared recently on AXS TV's "Inside MMA" and detailed why defeating Vitor Belfort makes him the number one contender for UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva's title.

"For me, Christmas is coming late this year," said Bisping. "Normally, it's Dec. 25, or me, Christmas is going to be Jan. 19 when I go down to Brazil, beat the living snot out of Vitor Belfort and take my title fight, my rightly deserved title fight, my long overdue title fight."

"I haven't personally heard anything from Dana or the UFC. I heard him on the weekend say I'd probably get a shot at Silva if I beat Belfort. I honestly believe that I would deserve it. In my mind, Vitor Belfort is the hardest fight in the middleweight division outside of Anderson Silva. My last fight was against Brian Stann. Before that, it was a controversial loss against Chael Sonnen. Before that, I hadn't lost a fight since 2009. So if I beat Vitor, I think I definitely deserve a shot, I'm definitely the No. 1 contender and I'll look forward to facing Anderson."

"Vitor hits hard and he knocks people out. Brian Stann, my last fight – he hits hard, he hits fast and he knocks people out. That wasn't a problem for me. This fight, I believe I've got more tools than Vitor. He's got a great submission game, but I believe I can counter that and I'm not afraid of that. It's funny how black belts go to white belts when you start punching them and elbowing them in the face. So he's going to have to prepare for that. I'm going to fight hard, and I'm going to fight fast. Vitor's good for the first minute, the first round, and after that, he tends to wear a little. This is a five-round fight, and I believe that's better for me and I truly believe I can finish Vitor in his own backyard."

"Anderson is, rightly so, regarded as the pound-for-pound best. What can I do? I've never gotten in with him – I don't know. I believe in myself, I believe in my skills, I believe in my training, I believe in my ferocity as a fighter. I'll get in there and I'll fight him. I certainly ain't going to fall down like some of these bums have done lately."

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12/18/12 11:11 AM
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Yeah I imagine it does!

 

12/18/12 11:12 AM
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As a Brit I hope he wins but I honestly can't see him not getting ktfo... But then again, I thought the same when he fought wand and Brian stann so who knows. Phone Post
12/18/12 11:16 AM
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Bisping loses to vitor........hard! Phone Post
12/18/12 11:20 AM
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Will be nervous for Bisping for round 1. After that, its the counts fight.

12/18/12 11:25 AM
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Will be nervous for Bisping for round 1. After that, its the counts fight.


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12/18/12 11:28 AM
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How many times do we have to hear Bisping say "if I beat so and so I'm due a title shot"? Then he loses(Hendo, Wand,Chael). He's a solid fighter but not great and will never be anything but that. Please stop the title talk Phone Post
12/18/12 11:35 AM
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While I don't disagree with him regarding a potential title bout, I'm so sick of him acting like he won the Wanderlei fight.
Your last loss before Sonnen was NOT in 2009, Hendo was not your last one. Wanderlei was. Stop pretending otherwise when you were finished twice in one fight. Phone Post
12/18/12 11:39 AM
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Lol @ Bisping calling Chael a bum after losing to him. Whether you agree with the judges or not, the record books say what it does. Rampage believes he got screwed in the Forrest fight, but he doesn't go on calling Forrest a bum. I can't wait for Bisping to get knocked out.

12/18/12 11:39 AM
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I say give Bitchping his title shot and let Silva shut him up for good, after fighitng Silva Bitchping will be drinking his meals thru a straw for 6 weeks, if Belfort dont do it first
12/18/12 12:31 PM
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GriffinQ - While I don't disagree with him regarding a potential title bout, I'm so sick of him acting like he won the Wanderlei fight.
Your last loss before Sonnen was NOT in 2009, Hendo was not your last one. Wanderlei was. Stop pretending otherwise when you were finished twice in one fight. Phone Post
This, for Gods sake.....THIS! Phone Post
12/18/12 1:06 PM
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I just don't see Bisping beating Vitor in Brazil, as much as i'd like to see it happen.
12/18/12 1:09 PM
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I'll be pleasantly surprised if he beats Vitor Phone Post
12/18/12 1:15 PM
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Lets be honest: Bisping is already the only clear contender. He is head and shoulders above the rest and he will prove it against Vitor "watch the back of the head!" Belfort.

Belfort had a shot at Silva and did nothing but embarrass himself. Bisping will take this, and quite possibly in devastating fashion. Vitor's 'flurry' (aka stand and wang) is the perfect style for Bisping to pick apart with his superior accuracy, footwork, cardio and wrestling.

The only way Vitor wins is if he cheats (lets not forget he has pissed hot before).
12/18/12 1:36 PM
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Ummm last loss in 2009? Wanderlei beat you in 2010 Michael, convincingly. Phone Post
12/18/12 1:37 PM
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FedorEmilioEstevez - Ummm last loss in 2009? Wanderlei beat you in 2010 Michael, convincingly. Phone Post
Twice in the same fight! Phone Post
12/18/12 1:40 PM
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Frobenius - Lets be honest: Bisping is already the only clear contender. He is head and shoulders above the rest and he will prove it against Vitor "watch the back of the head!" Belfort.

Belfort had a shot at Silva and did nothing but embarrass himself. Bisping will take this, and quite possibly in devastating fashion. Vitor's 'flurry' (aka stand and wang) is the perfect style for Bisping to pick apart with his superior accuracy, footwork, cardio and wrestling.

The only way Vitor wins is if he cheats (lets not forget he has pissed hot before).
Lol at anyone complaining about cheating. Vitor is the one who needs to worry about it. Bisping is notorious for his fence grabbing, intentional knees to the back of the head and low blows. Weak argument. Phone Post
12/18/12 1:46 PM
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Id like to see him beat Vitor, just so we can get all of the "title shot talk" out of the picture...



He wants Silva, give him Silva, its going to be bloody tho



Silva HL reel finishes him, just like Hendo did...
12/18/12 1:48 PM
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Vitor better be in shape to go 5 rounds. I hate to say it but I think bisping wins this.
12/18/12 2:14 PM
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LOL @ "My title fight, my well earned title fight"

Most delusional fighter goes to.... Spitsbing!

I kind of hope he somehow miraculously beats Vitor just so we can see Anderson absolutely kill him.
12/18/12 2:21 PM
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It's a shame that Lombard lost that decision to Bosch. We would have got to see Lombard vs Bisping instead of "lack of options right now" #1 contender match up.

I feel like Okami would send Bisping down the ranks as well. He has no business with Anderson.

Saying that, I think he will take Belfort. Phone Post
12/18/12 2:28 PM
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I think that if Bisping's goal is to fight for the title, then he's done a fairly good job of putting himself in a position to do so. Whether he has a chance in hell of beating Anderson Silva - he doesn't - may not be as relevant a conversation.

12/18/12 5:33 PM
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There sure are some funny haters in here.

Hope Bisping gets his title shot. He's never turned anyone down and he's come back strong from all his losses. He deserves a shot.
12/19/12 3:09 AM
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MMA_Hole - There sure are some funny haters in here.

Hope Bisping gets his title shot. He's never turned anyone down and he's come back strong from all his losses. He deserves a shot.

of course he's never turned anyone down.  he's been fed mostly soup cans.  the problem is, he SHOULD have turned a lot of those fights down.  props to his progress but for him to call anyone bums, he should look at his past opponents first

12/19/12 3:12 AM
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Archer0545 -
GriffinQ - While I don't disagree with him regarding a potential title bout, I'm so sick of him acting like he won the Wanderlei fight.
Your last loss before Sonnen was NOT in 2009, Hendo was not your last one. Wanderlei was. Stop pretending otherwise when you were finished twice in one fight. Phone Post
This, for Gods sake.....THIS! Phone Post
Finished twice in one fight that went the distance?

How does that work then? Phone Post

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