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.