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Lack of Perspective Alert: Michael Bisping is Asking For a Title Shot Again, For Some Reason

(Rampage and Bisping might want to start running the things they are about to say out loud by more people than one another)

Let’s just dive right in, nation. UFC middleweight and all around centered and nice guy Michael Bisping recently spoke with MMA Junkie and had some pretty silly things to say. “I’m tired. I know I’ve got to wait my turn, but it’s pissing me off. I want to get my title shot, and if I keep beating guys, they’ll have no choice but to give it to me,” he told Junkie.

“I’m here, and I’m fighting the best guys. I want my shot.”

Bisping has undoubtedly fought some of the best fighters in the world, but he still doesn’t seem to realize that he needs to beat some of them in order to deserve a title shot. At present, ‘The Count’ has a brand new streak of exactly one, count em, one wins.

For contrast, the actual number one contender to Anderson Silva‘s middleweight title – Chris Weidman – is undefeated and has a five fight win streak in the UFC. Bisping’s most recent win was a razor-thin decision over Brian Stann that could have easily been scored for the American.

Prior to that, Bisping lost to Chael Sonnen, who himself at the time was just 5-4 in the UFC. Bisping has been downright lucky in winning some of his biggest fights. He cheated repeatedly against Jorge Rivera and could have been disqualified if Rivera hadn’t been such a soldier and insisted on trying to fight through Bisping’s cheap shots.

Bisping was also awarded one of the worst decisions in recent years when he fought Matt Hamill. Despite having his overall record cushioned by gift wins and never having won a marquee fight, Bisping continues to complain about a title shot that only he and oddly complicit certain members of the media seem to think he deserves.

We can’t blame Bisping for having confidence in himself and trying to reach the pinnacle of the sport he loves, but he should consider making his argument in the cage and not in interviews. Right now, Weidman is the only guy that should be a tad upset that Anderson Silva is avoiding challengers in the middleweight division while he chases super fights with Georges St. Pierre and Jon Jones.

- Elias Cepeda


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Mr_Misanthropy- October 22, 2012 at 8:39 pm
I don't understand why Bisping is so desperate to get publicly humiliated.
RSparrow- October 22, 2012 at 6:54 pm
I don't think Bisping deserves a shot at Silva, but do I want to see the spider beat the living shit out him? Fuck yes.
Pen Fifteen- October 22, 2012 at 9:57 am
"He can't just not defend his MW belt." Uh, why the fuck not? If no one thinks Weidman or Bisping could beat him, why shouldn't he be on the lookout for bigger fights, and why wouldn't Dana White be trying to find bigger fights for him?

This "must happen" logic is completely non-sensical. Silva has cleaned out the division. If one of them wants to convince people they deserve a shot, let them clean out the division. In Bisping's case, this involves beating more than a single top-ten opponent, and in Weidman's case it means beating someone better than Mark Muñoz (and no, Tim Boetsch isn't going to cut it either).
thebrodstar- October 22, 2012 at 9:43 am
@Pen Fifteen Ok, you should learn to read. At what point did I ever say Sonnen got an undeserved title shot? As far as not having to choose one person, that doesn't even make sense, someone has to challenge for the belt.

Sure Anderson is taking a superfight, but he can't just not defend his MW belt, so therefore someone will end up fighting Anderson for the belt before 2013 is out.

Of course Bisping won't win against Silva, but who will? Weidman won't win, Belcher won't win, Okami got destroyed. Sure Weidman is the new fad in the middleweight division but right now he won't win. I am sure people on her will come out with a laundry list of reason why they think Weidman can beat Silva, but we have heard it all before.

Silva Vs Weidman --- Silva KO 1
Fried Taco- October 22, 2012 at 9:39 am
When Anderson Silva is asked why he is ducking any MW fights, he just refers people to this article.
Pen Fifteen- October 22, 2012 at 8:14 am
Gift decision my ass.
Stak40- October 22, 2012 at 7:55 am
Bisping beat Sonnen(dont care what the judges or YOU think), he beat Stann. Give him a title shot. If Sonnen didn't get gifted a decision so he could have his rematch, there would be no discussion here. Weidman is a good up and come and a win over Munoz is legit however, Munoz is really just a gatekeeper to the top 5. Weidman should fight Stann, Okami or Sonnen(fuck TUF and Jones) to be considered.
Pen Fifteen- October 22, 2012 at 7:46 am
Learn to read. I said that he's lost to all the top contenders he faced, not that he hasn't fought any. And where did I mention Weidman? If you post here with any regularity, you'd know that I've stated repeatedly that Weidman isn't deserving at the moment either, at least not if Anderson can take other superfights.

It's true that Bisping is a bigger draw than Weidman, but that really means fuck-all to me. People can bitch all they want about Uncle Chael getting "undeserved" title shots, but the dude went out and dominated two top contenders (Okami and Marquardt) to earn his shot. The fact is you don't "have to" choose anyone, because that's not how this shit works.

And how can you not see the difference between Chael's braggadocio and Bisping's whining? Really, I have no interest in seeing Bisping get mauled by Silva because I've already got memories to last a lifetime from Bisping's fights against Wanderlei and Hendo.

In summary, the dude is the quintessence of little bitchness. His fights are boring, he has a shitty personality, an annoying voice, and a ridiculous sense of entitlement. I hope the dude never gets a title shot. And since he has proven he's a gatekeeper level fighter at best, I'm pretty certain he never will.
bitteralex- October 22, 2012 at 7:04 am
seriously? the stann fight could have been scored either way? sorry I can't see it... I thought that was a pretty clear win for bisping. and you're seriously bringing up the hamill fight again? how long ago was that? how come there's no mention of how close his lose was to sonnen? I mean a lot of people thought he won that fight including DW, which in terms of match making is the only opinion that counts.
Smokestack- October 22, 2012 at 6:51 am
The squeaky wheel doesn't always get the grease in the UFC unless you're Chael Sonnen with his abrasive pro wrestling way of campaigning for a title shot. Bisping needs to shut his ass up and fight whoever the UFC puts in front of him because ultimately Uncle Dana has the keys to kingdom and if you do him a favor then he'll do one for you...eventually.
thebrodstar- October 22, 2012 at 6:02 am
@Pen Fifteen Who else has Weidman fought that is top ten besides Munoz? If you were going to give one guy a title shot and were choosing by the two fighters resumes you would hands down have to choose Bisping.

You can say he has only fought bottom level guys but who else could Bisping have fought?

The bottom line is, Weidman and Bisping will both fight anyone at anytime but right now it just isn't Weidmans turn, let him fight two more guys so that people at least know who he is. He is still reletivley new to the UFC and has on;y ever headlined 1 card whereas Bisping has healined three.

This proves that Weidman doesn't have the drawing power Bisping has at this point. People would show up just to watch Bisping get knocked out.

@baldbeard Bisping Vs. Weidman is not a bad idea.
Gobbleston- October 21, 2012 at 11:49 pm
I think most people want Weidman to get the title shot specifically because they think he can beat Silva (me included), but that doesn't necessarily mean he deserves it. Bisping lost a super close decision to Chael, but I'm confused any time anybody says the Stann fight was close. It wasn't. I think a lot of people don't want to see Bisping fight Silva because they know it will be a waste of time... which it will be. But that doesn't mean he's not up there to get his chance.
apogee- October 21, 2012 at 10:15 pm
yo weidman does not deserve a title shot yet at all. big deal he is 5-0.. he hasnt beaten 1 top middleweight. munoz was ranked a#6 at best when he beat him behind silva, sonnen, okami, bisping and stann (not in any particular order). You have to beat at least one top 5 guy if not 2 in a row to really deserve a title shot. he does not deserve to fight anderson yet
baldbeard- October 21, 2012 at 8:46 pm
I say Bisping fights Wiedman. The UFC forces Silva to fight the winner. Tell him a super fight isn't possible till it happens.
mma4ever- October 21, 2012 at 7:45 pm
U guys are fucked if u dont think he deserve it
cman- October 21, 2012 at 5:39 pm
Yahoo ran the exact same counter arguement the last time bisping tried to whine his way into a title shot.
He nowhere near deserves a title shot, he barely qualifies to be considered a top guy unless you think miller should have been in the mix.
Pen Fifteen- October 21, 2012 at 4:54 pm
You serious, bro? Bisping has been spoon-fed more cans and mid-level guys than anyone in UFC history, and every single time he's fought someone that could have given him the jump to a title shot, he's blown it. Fuck this noise about Bisping haven beaten "legit" guys; he has 13 wins in the UFC, and exactly one of them was over a top ten opponent.

If you would take the time to pull your tongue out of Bisping's butthole, you might see that the point of this story is to provide commentary on a newsworthy quote. Sure, it's a headline recycled from another site, but CP is still the only place with the balls to call out a fighter on this kind of stupid bullshit.
FilmDrunk- October 21, 2012 at 4:03 pm
I hate Bisping's limey guts, but I thought he won that Sonnen fight.
Mr_Misanthropy- October 21, 2012 at 2:50 pm
Redballs gives you wangs.
thebrodstar- October 21, 2012 at 2:31 pm
This article is ridiculous, Bisping has beat legit guys, your opinion about the hamill fight is irrelevant as that was at LHW. The Sonnen fight could have went wither way. Bisping has had 17 fights in the UFC and Weidman has had 5 fights and 3 of them are against guys who are nowhere near the top of the division, and then he beat Maia who is now at 170.

Munoz was a sweet win but that doesn't make weidman the #1 contender over Bisping.

What is happening to cagepotato? This used to be one of my favorite sights because it was informative and hilarious. This article is just strictly an attempt at bashing Bisping and has no other purpose.

C'mon Elias, this was pathetic.

thebrodstar- October 21, 2012 at 2:23 pm
Why was my comment not posted?
angry little feet- October 21, 2012 at 2:19 pm
1. Bisping is out of his damn mind if he thinks he should be in line ahead of Weidman.
2. That caption made me laugh for real.
3. Just go ahead and call out the complicit media members. What are they going to do... threaten to kick your ass??