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Dana White Says Bisping Will ‘Probably’ Get Title Shot Against Anderson Silva With Win Over Belfort


(We’re not trying to say that Bisping is looking past Vitor Belfort, but…yes, Bisping is literally looking past Vitor Belfort. / Photo via @vitorbelfort)

The UFC has always seemed to favor British star Michael Bisping, so it came as a surprise when Dana White announced to media on Saturday that “The Count” would “probably” receive a middleweight title shot should he beat Vitor Belfort next month in Brazil. I mean, why would Dana give the poor, defenseless Brit a virtual death sentence in a fight with Anderson Silva?

Oh, that’s right — Bisping has, in the verbiage of much of the media, “been campaigning for years” for a shot at the middleweight title. Of course, Bisping’s arguments have been more verbal than physical lately, as his current win streak stands at 1. (Still, that’s one more than Nick Diaz and Chael Sonnen can boast; if anything, Bisping is over-qualified to fight for the belt.) In related news, it was announced that Chris Weidman will now have to begin fighting and beating two opponents at once from now on to earn consideration for a shot at the middleweight title.

Anyway, this is just one of those “news” items that exists primarily to anger us, more than anything else. Bisping could very likely be creamed by Belfort at UFC on FX 7. Or, maybe Dana’s vague promise of a resulting title shot is just something he likes to say to make a fight seem more important.

After the jump: A video highlight of Michael Bisping getting knocked out by Dan Henderson. Yes, it really is a highlight video of that one punch over and over, along with arrogant promises from Bisping that belied his lack of self-awareness, and brief moments of him having difficulty opening a door. And before you accuse us of posting this just to bash the Count, well, we are, but only because he’s a bullyingcheatingrace-baiting dick who is prejudiced against the short. That’s all.

- Elias Cepeda

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Clyde- December 18, 2012 at 3:42 am
The odds of Bisping beating Belfort may seem poor, but it is more likely than Belfort showing up to the fight rather than pulling out due to injury.
rudedude- December 17, 2012 at 6:59 pm
Don't think belfort can beat bisping ? Every time bisping gets a shot at a big name he blows it . He got ko by Hendo, lost to the war torn axe murderer and now he's about to get ko by belfort . He is a choke artist don't forget his loss to sonnen he doesn't do well against top of the weight class
Mr_Misanthropy- December 17, 2012 at 6:43 pm
I do think Belfort has a good chance at kicking Bisping's ass but i would love to see Bisping get vaporized by Silva. I bet he couldn't even hit him once.
HEY- December 17, 2012 at 6:01 pm
What a great montage.
teep- December 17, 2012 at 5:51 pm
I agree with cman. Just feed Bisping to anybody! I guess that soap opera thing just didn't work out for him.
cman- December 17, 2012 at 5:17 pm
Is pay extra if they add a combo graphic like in tekken.
cman- December 17, 2012 at 5:16 pm
Just feed him to silva already. He has zero chance in that fight anyway and his trash talk will just make matters worse.
angry little feet- December 17, 2012 at 4:58 pm
prejudiced against the short!? Hey - I had forgotten about that! BURN HIM!!!!
rudedude- December 17, 2012 at 4:06 pm
Screw bisping Lee Murray is best mma fighter to come from uk. Can't wait to see him get ko again it's bin too long
fightfan- December 17, 2012 at 2:42 pm
That is what I love about this site!! They see the C*nt, I mean C*unt as hwat he is. Keep on. There is 1 good thing about this fight. The awsesome gifs and photoshops to come!!
Alan K- December 17, 2012 at 2:09 pm
What is Weidman's timetable for a return? Would he be healthy to fight by the time Bisping could be ready to fight Anderson (if he gets passed Vitor)?
fightfan- December 17, 2012 at 2:45 pm
He personally tweeted to me that he will be ready for a May/June fight
Mr_Misanthropy- December 17, 2012 at 12:36 pm
I'm going to laugh my ass off when Bispings's hopes and dreams get harpooned on Belfort's left hook.

I hope he ends up doing the horizontal robot like Matt Lindland (no offense Matt Lindland).
O Chan- December 17, 2012 at 12:27 pm
Um, I'd like to see this link.
The12ozCurls- December 17, 2012 at 11:46 am
No way BG - that is going to stay within the CP offices until one of the hierarchy lets it out. I am not going to be the one to unleash THAT beast on the CP community.

"CAN YOU TAKE EVERY INNNCH UP YER BUUUUT."
bgoldstein- December 17, 2012 at 11:35 am
@The12ozCurls : Just post the link. You know you want to post the link.
The12ozCurls- December 17, 2012 at 11:31 am
That is the second best video I have seen today.

The first is . . . . well, . . . . nevermind.
fightfan- December 17, 2012 at 2:47 pm
Can you send me the link? Is it an anti Bisp bash that hasnt been seen much?
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