Originally Posted by runnpray
I think if Anderson loses then he gets The Count. Bisping has always wanted to fight Anderson Silva. If he beats (and imo retires) Silva then he gets a title shot.
Actually that is not true.
It was only in the last year or so you will see Bisping finally angling for a title shot. Prior to that, when asked he was generally saying he was not there yet, but thought with a few key wins he could be ready for a shot. I was generally impressed by his recognition of where he was over the years. And considering he was already making the big bucks I am not shocked he was in no rush.
It was actually Anderson who seemed to want to fight Bisping for a long time. He was angling for that fight for years often trying to get it over much more deserving opponents or tougher fights that he could have had.