I think Michael Bisping is just an average but persistent (and lucky) fighter who became champ

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Kaiserjuan, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Kaiserjuan Orange Belt

    Kaiserjuan
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2014
    Messages:
    426
    Likes Received:
    244
    His only good win on the road to the title was the actualy title fight. He exploited Rockhold's weakness, gave it all and went in for the kill (like he actually never does). Maybe that was not luck but he was surely lucky to get the bloody fight, with Weidman pulling out
    He was almost KOd in both his fights against Hendo and Silva, two fighters way past their primes. Now he's bragging in UFC prefight videos about those fights...come on mate!
    Won a very very close fight against Leites, a split decision which many gave to the Brazilian, claiming that the only reason why the Count won was cause the fight took place in British soil.
    Won another close one vs Dollaway and before that was easily dispatched by Rockhold.

    Now, does he deserve it? Yes he probably does because of how he kept coming, fight after fight, always wanting and waiting that titleshot.
    Does he still deserve it? In my opinion he doesn't. He defended against a bloody 46 yo believing it would have been an easy vendetta and he got his shit kicked in. Now he's fighting a fella who's been out for ages, smaller...just for the sake of money and hig big name.

    I like the guy actually, but I don't fancy the way he's carrying himself as a champ and I don't think he's the rightful champ
     
    #1
  2. DarkneT Jon Jones for president

    DarkneT
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2009
    Messages:
    7,059
    Likes Received:
    6,470
    Location:
    Lancashire England
    USADA is the reason Bisping is champ
     
    #2
  3. Karelinator Bulgarian pursuittt

    Karelinator
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2010
    Messages:
    18,031
    Likes Received:
    5,459
    Location:
    Beskid niski
    He gained the championship by being ready to scrap at all times, toughness and determination.

    That was always his game, so in that sense he wasn't 'lucky' he just never stopped trying.

    But yeah, he was always fringe top 10 guy.

    And it's sad to watch his 'anyone' shtick disappear, displaced by 'money fights' but this seems to be the trend now.
     
    #3
  4. yekmurat Silver Belt

    yekmurat
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2007
    Messages:
    10,910
    Likes Received:
    2,925
    Location:
    istanbul
    Your dream world and the real world are just two very different things and no Bisping is one relentless tough fighter with tons of heart skill and cardio...
     
    #4
  5. Hotora86 火虎 空手道

    Hotora86
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2009
    Messages:
    6,883
    Likes Received:
    2,930
    Location:
    Land of Po
    It is through persistence weak fighters can become strong, strong fighters can become champions and champions can become legends.
     
    #5
  6. UFC=Pride Purple Belt

    UFC=Pride
    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2007
    Messages:
    2,375
    Likes Received:
    2,632
    Location:
    The North
    Basically right place right time he had always lost the chance to fight for the belt in the past.
     
    #6
  7. loisestrad Silver Belt

    loisestrad
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2014
    Messages:
    12,607
    Likes Received:
    10,874
    Location:
    Denmark
    He said himself at the post fight presser after the Rockhold fight (I believe it was): "Listen, I'm an average guy ...!" So it's not that he doesn't know.
     
    #7
    Rainne and Black Paladin like this.
  8. Dream Evil Green Belt

    Dream Evil
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,376
    Likes Received:
    1,257
    I disliked Bisping for most of his career, but his persistence and hard work eventually made me a fan.

    That said, I do wish he'd focus on contenders rather than money fights. But at the same time, I get why he's going for the money. At this stage of his career, he wants to make it while he can.
     
    #8
    Black Paladin likes this.
  9. loisestrad Silver Belt

    loisestrad
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2014
    Messages:
    12,607
    Likes Received:
    10,874
    Location:
    Denmark
    Well, it's not that he didn't come close vs Chael (quite a few people thought he won that).
     
    #9
    Snake Fist likes this.
  10. Flokk Faux Belt

    Flokk
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2007
    Messages:
    8,408
    Likes Received:
    7,283
    Matt Hamill deserves a mention here.
     
    #10
  11. Slapchoppin Brown Belt

    Slapchoppin
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2012
    Messages:
    4,675
    Likes Received:
    3,192
    he's one of the toughest and hardest working people on the planet and it paid off
     
    #11
    2DUM2TAP, VanMMA and Rockapotomuss like this.
  12. BryanTheFighter Yellow Card

    BryanTheFighter
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2015
    Messages:
    3,698
    Likes Received:
    1,944
    Post USADA Romero and Whittaket would kill Bisping, so would a non nonchalant Rockhold do
     
    #12
  13. aichokyu Brown Belt

    aichokyu
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2005
    Messages:
    3,963
    Likes Received:
    1,399
    meh, he said in a recent interview he was unbeaten at LHW and that he finished henderson.

    bisping's word has no value
     
    #13
  14. loisestrad Silver Belt

    loisestrad
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2014
    Messages:
    12,607
    Likes Received:
    10,874
    Location:
    Denmark
    Haven't listened to it, but I have seen it posted here. My immediate reaction was that he's trying to pull a Chael and say ridiculous stuff that everyone knows isn't true.
     
    #14
  15. Head Movement Blue Belt

    Head Movement
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2017
    Messages:
    868
    Likes Received:
    1,508
    Basically he is tough as hell and has a ton of heart, never lost faith in his abilities despite losing over and over again then the stars aligned for him and he ended up winning the belt. I don't think he would ever come close to the belt if he had to fight Mousasi like normally scheduled.
     
    #15
    Rainne likes this.
  16. Roman_23 Yellow Belt

    Roman_23
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2017
    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    206
    Location:
    Russia
    He also said GSP is a better athlete and martial artist, but he is a better fighter.
     
    #16
  17. DarkneT Jon Jones for president

    DarkneT
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2009
    Messages:
    7,059
    Likes Received:
    6,470
    Location:
    Lancashire England
    Not if he never fights them thoooooo
     
    #17
  18. MacGregor Orange Belt

    MacGregor
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2017
    Messages:
    381
    Likes Received:
    424
    I love the way Bisping is carrying himself as champ. He knows what position he's in and even confronted GSP about it yet gives 0 fucks. Really getting excited for this fight. With that said, it's completely unfair to Hendo and Spider for the UFC to imply Bisping 'finished' them when in fact he didn't. That shit will only make people lose respect for Bisping and likely hurt ticket sales ya morons.
     
    #18
    yekmurat likes this.
  19. Fluffernutter Brown Belt

    Fluffernutter
    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Messages:
    3,603
    Likes Received:
    2,160
    Kids: Tenacity pays off.
     
    #19
    Rainne likes this.
  20. EL GOAT Yellow Card

    EL GOAT
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2017
    Messages:
    1,062
    Likes Received:
    1,900
    He ducked Yoel.....and old man Hendo nearly killed him.


    Yoel would destroy him...Anybody who thinks bisping is the best MW, is an idiot.


    I love how Bisping showed how many phonies sherdog has...Before the rockhold fight, everybody was like "bisping sucks, he is getting destroyed"....Now everybody loves him and say he is the MW GOAT LMFAO.


    BTW I rooted for bisping to beat rockhold....but he is still a mediocre fighter, he has never been the best MW.
     
    #20
    IBeLurkin likes this.

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "fd5733925866a04e50edd70f38dfaa35"
monitoring_string = "603ac9fff68f23709f2a42bf5e29272b"