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Bisping and Hughes Not Impressed With Silva’s Performance

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Well, I was waiting for this one. On Michael Bisping‘s belated Week 3 TUF blog for, the Team U.K. coach took some time out to savage UFC 97′s main event, and state for the record that he would have given the fans the show they deserve:

I wasn’t impressed at all with the main event. You never want to disrespect fellow fighters, much less two contesting a UFC world title, but I think both guys should hang their heads in shame, quite honestly. Leites probably won the first two rounds but nothing happened in the fight.
I fought on the first card in Montreal last April, and the Canadians are tremendous supporters of the UFC. They deserved a hell of a lot better than they got from these two. I’ve seen more aggression from my fiancé when she hits the January sales. [Ed. note: Again with the January sales thing?]
It was very frustrating for me to be sitting on my couch seeing Anderson Silva, who keeps saying how he’s gone through the middleweight division. I would have fought harder than both of them put together, and so would a lot of other middleweights.

If Bisping can get past Dan Henderson at UFC 100, he’ll likely get the chance to back up his words. And it’s hard to disagree with him. Cote and Leites played it timid against Silva, and didn’t inspire him to greatness. Maybe all the champ needs is a confident challenger. Or maybe Anderson’s just gone batshit loony. Time will tell.

Meanwhile, Matt Hughes tried his own method of baiting Anderson for a future fight…

I really disliked it when Thales would just fall to his butt and expect Anderson to jump on top of him; but even more disappointing was Anderson’s lack of aggressiveness. He never seemed like he wanted to finish the fight. Halfway through the third round … we just decided to go home. It’s not the first time that Anderson has done this to me. When he fought Cote, it was about the same thing. Next time we have a party and Anderson is on the card…. Well, I’ll just say that at least I can expect to take a bathroom break or to go grab a refreshment when it comes time for him to fight.

You hear that, Spider? Country Breakfast won’t even watch your boring ass matches anymore. While you’re dancing around in the Octagon, he’ll be buying another hot dog, or pissing, or leaving early to beat traffic. Of course, like Bisping, Hughes is mainly just angling for a future showdown with Silva. Don’t these guys know that you catch more flies with honey than vinegar? How about trying this: "Anderson, your fight was brilliant, you have nothing to apologize for, and I’d be honored to be the next guy to lose to you in a five-round decision." The man still has feelings, you know.

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Crackgibson- April 22, 2009 at 8:41 am
That's fucking hilarious. Bisping is the most boring fighter in all of the UFC, and he's bitching about Anderson Silva. I had no idea he was that delusional.
I THINK YOU GOT CUM IN U COS U NOTHIN BUT DICKS- April 22, 2009 at 8:26 am
i bet you american girls dresses just want silva to start kickin fuck out of someone other than yr yank fighters for a change lol lol lol. The only fighter i have seen that went the distance with silva while coming forward is a british fighter lee murray so go suck a paki dick wart and bisping should hav got dec over evans the lhw champ but did lose to hammil. Bisping taylor kelly hardy etim hatherway semtex are only the start of british mma fighters how much you cunts gona piss an moan in a few years when theres tons of us brits in ufc maybe even a brit champ. Oh i forgot all the fighters that pretend to be british like forrest davis markham ect cause there just gay that davis penis needs to start carrying a yank flag in instead of wearing a kilt an stop doin his eyebrows the fuckin fag that guy is one confused nob head when he fights in germany he will say he is german lol and leben was on roids fighting bisping but i suppoze counter striking is much worse. FUCKIN DICKS
G.reasyS.onofaP.up- April 22, 2009 at 2:19 am
I am not impress by your perfourmanz.
WAR BONG- April 21, 2009 at 6:23 pm
it sure smells like hog piss and chicken shit when those two open thier mouths...jussayin.
Anonymous- April 21, 2009 at 4:53 pm
Bisping sucks, but i never really hated him bec ause he was quiet. Then after the Hamil fight, he acted as if he truly won the fight, and wasen't the recipeint of a robbery. Now this shit? He should keep his fucking mouth shut, and just keep praying that Dana doesn't find a British fighter that doesn't suck balls. Fuck him and his claim to be exciting. He running a marathon in the leben fight, and after Hendo demolishes him, hopefully he will go back to his quiet self.
Anonymous- April 21, 2009 at 2:38 pm
You know what a great fight would be?

Watching Silva destroy both Bisping and Hughes AT THE SAME TIME.

I'd even pay double for that. What say you?
Anonymous- April 21, 2009 at 1:57 pm
Bisping admits to fighting for the scorecard so he should STFU.
Anonymous- April 21, 2009 at 1:27 pm
God only knows how Bisping gets on main events or gets anybody to listen to him. Nobody has been fed success without doing shit in the cage like Michael Bisping.

Why don't you shut the fuck up and beat somebody decent? You lost to a deaf, slow puncher in your home country, and you're talking shit about Anderson Silva?!

Silva wouldn't get touched by Bisping. If Bisping were to bring a fight to Anderson Silva, he'd be knocked out in the first round. Then maybe he'd drop to 170.
VEe- April 21, 2009 at 1:18 pm
"my couch seeing Anderson Silva, who keeps saying how he’s gone through the middleweight division"
1. Anderson Silva has never said that.
2. Good Luck against Dan Henderson.

SCM- April 21, 2009 at 1:02 pm
How? I got alot of flies in my pad.
Anonymous- April 21, 2009 at 12:58 pm
Actually, you catch more flies with vinegar. Try it.
NukeBlast- April 21, 2009 at 12:41 pm
Of course Cote wasnt winning. No one wouldve expect that anyway but the kid got hearth and confidence in his chin.

He couldve win some points for aggression and octogon control but he was also being tagged by some effectives blows.

The whole dancing / bruce lee ritual of Silva against Cote was really disrespectful. What's the point of acting like that if the guy is trying to chase you as much as he's able too?? Just fight already and when the guy will run scared like Leithes then you can dance and complain.

I say

Cote vs Silva = boringness was 70% silva unwilling to fight and 30% Cote lack of talent.

Leithes vs Silva = 80% Leithes that HAS to try someting... and 20% Silva which couldve at least go in the guard safely once in a while...and at least leg kick this fucker, not gay knee punch/kick.

SCM- April 21, 2009 at 12:24 pm
Haha i guess i contradicted myself.. but he is a faggot brit for saying that shit is what im getting at. As for a fighter, Hes alright. Hendo will beat him
Anonymous- April 21, 2009 at 12:16 pm
HAHA @ SCM - "I'm OK with him", that "faggot brit". Yeah. Get it together bro.

Silva would have no problems against an aggressive fighter. But apparently he's afraid to move forward.
SCM- April 21, 2009 at 12:14 pm
@ NukeBlast

I admit i was sorta wrong about it being cote's fault. he didnt land much, but he did actually TRY. Which is cool but whatever, Its clear that if the showboating of Anderson was kept to an absolute minimum, Cote would be KO'd for life as well as Thales. And people that think Cote was winning that fight, go get a cat scan or something and re-evaluate your knowledge of MMA...
DV- April 21, 2009 at 12:14 pm
"to be the best, you have to beat the best"

It wasn't Silva's job to beat anyone, he is the champ and Thales is the challenger. You don't go in the fight of you life expecting to win by falling on your back hoping the other guy will come down to your level. If Thales wanted to win by submission, then take Silva down and make him tap. Silva did his job, he didn't loose! He was also the only one doing anything in that fight. Thales got his and decided he didn't want to be there. What did he throw, 20punches then fall to his back. Great strategy. Shit I think i could have done that and came up with the decision. Hughes is old and his time is done. Bisping hasn't fought anyone good yet, we'll see what happens against Dan Henderson.
Silva did his job, your not beating the champ on your back, enough said.
NukeBlast- April 21, 2009 at 11:44 am

You should really check the Cote fight again.

Yes it was boring....but it wasnt Cote fault at all.

Cote wasnt able to land anything.... but he tried as much as possible.

A.Silva was running backyward most of the time playing Bruce Lee instead of engaging with his opponent which was really willing to trade with him.

Cote is a fearless striker with a very good chin....far from being a pussy. But he lack the technical abilities to compete with Silva.... but what the hell, if Silva wasnt going backward the whole time he couldve Matt Serra him with a good power punch. Cote is always 1 punch away from a victory and Silva was scared of doubt about that. If that wasnt from this injury there is no way that fight wouldve gone to decision.... Cote wouldve go all-in and ends up eating the fence.... like a men.

Leithes on the other hand was a can you not even try to set up something in the final round when you know that you won't win the decision ??

SCM- April 21, 2009 at 11:25 am
LOL! Bisping your a faggot brit. You think Leites one the first two rounds!? Wow, he won none. he got 9 points in the second round. that was the most. Bisping will get ROCKED by anderson, so will Hughes if there was a chance of them fighting, and so will GSP. We will just have to wait and see. Matt Hammil beat Bisping fair and square. that was a good fight also. Cote and Leites should never be allowed to fight in the UFC again. That was bullshit on their parts. Fuckin pussies. I Liked bisping before, but now im only OKAY with him. Neither like or Dislike. It would be fun to see Bisping change his mind about being agressive and being better than leites or cote when he gets kicked/hit straight in the face.
Rusty- April 21, 2009 at 11:13 am
What a joke, I am crying my eyes out in laughter.
NukeBlast- April 21, 2009 at 11:02 am
The "elusive" behavior will stop once judges look at their book and apply the judgment on "octogon control" and "agression" more than "useless strikes".

A classic Machida round is backing up and hitting a couple of strikes here and there and not being hit at all....

In this case even if the opponent hasnt land anything he could get the round for his control and agression and not only based on insignificant damages.

The most funny thing about all this "elusive counter-punch" style is that it was first setup by Mister Liddell himself....but mister Liddel never ever been boring. He'll go in the guard to gnp even if its out of his game.
no mma gods- April 21, 2009 at 10:49 am
i don't want to watch lyoto machita , it will be the same shit, boring. I will not pay for that main event. and silva wants to be like that, shat..

dana loves lyoto, but when silva fights like lyoto its not cool. dana will not like either of them soon. step it up sallys

Pat Cote- April 21, 2009 at 10:31 am
Dat was ehh de best fight eeever. I really fucked him up
Imbecile- April 21, 2009 at 10:26 am
Although, now having bashed Bisping, since I think his comments are ridiculous in this case, I also want to defend the guy a little. He clearly lost that horrible decision to Matt Hamill. However, I challenge those who say he has never beaten anyone good to rewatch his fight with Rashad Evans. While he won an erroneous split decision to Hamill, I still think he should have won the erroneous split decision that gave him a loss to the current LHW champion. I think Bisping did much more to win in that fight, and other than some ineffective top laying by Rashad, Bisping should have won that decision. And win or lose, it was close enough to show he can at least hang with some top guys.

That being said, Anderson destroys Bisping (though Henderson probably takes it via boring decision).
Anonymous- April 21, 2009 at 10:23 am
I like in the picture how anderson is kicking Thalas and thalas' body hasn't even recognized it yet haha
Imbecile- April 21, 2009 at 10:22 am
Not everybody is as lucky as Bisping to be matched up against guys like Leben who come forward nonstop against all better advice, so that he can dance around them and pop them with shot as they throw sloppy punches. It is more difficult when a guy's gameplan is to avoid fighting and make you be the one to come at him and make mistakes. However, when Silva did face Leben, and other aggressive guys, he has looked far more impressive than Bisping.