The dude took a short notice late replacement title fight against a dude who already KOd him. He comes out and KOs Luke stiff, a guy who had really looked unbeatable around this time. Bisping, 10 year veteran finally reaches gold. A cinderella story, and he came up through TUF. This guy literally fought his way from the bottom to a title in 10 years. Thats amazing. First title defence comes around and he wants to make some $$$. Well deserved, this guy has almost lost an eye and who knows what all that damage is going to do him down the road. Hendo/Bisping made sense at this time. Bisping wants to make more money as champ, Hendo on his way out, already a good story line from UFC 100. This PPV was bigger than anything ping vs top 10 woulf have been. Everyone's makes more money on this rematch. Ping avenges his prior loss.. still a tough fight for mike. Again he took a rematch against a guy who KOd him. Bisping isn't ducking shit, he doesnt give a fuck. He is a true warrior. Then he takes another big money fight, infact one of the best money fights you can get.. GSP,the GOAT. Everyone pretends that Mike is taking an easy fight here. Mike loses by vicious sub, and gets paid. The dude is at the end soon, he has a family and he put alot of his health on the line for us. Im happy he got the belt and then got paid. Mike is a beast. Oh yeah now 3 weeks later and hes fighting Gastelum. Get real. The guy was a good champ.