Should Bisping move up to 205?

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  1. Scott Lawlor

    Scott Lawlor Banned Banned

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    Michael Bisping has been wanting a title shot for awhile now but knockout losses to Henderson & Belfort along with a decision loss to Sonnen have prevented this. The guys title chances at 185 right now are slim, guys like Weidman & Lombard are definitely ahead of him right now with all their hype and he's gonna need a number of wins to get another chance.

    I think the best thing for his career would be to go back to the Light Heavyweight division. Jon Jones' next opponent is Chael Sonnen, he is coming off a TKO loss to Anderson Silva and is already getting another title shot. Not to mention before him, Vitor Belfort came in on short notice and got a TS as well. Bisping getting a TS there is not too hard to imagine.

    The most important fights in the division are as follows:

    1) Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen
    2) Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida
    3) Alexander Gustafsson vs. Gegard Mousasi
    4) Quinton Jackson vs. Glover Teixeira

    If Bisping went into that division he'd only need a couple of wins or a much-needed injury replacement to get a title shot.
     
  2. Podcast

    Podcast I train butt touch.

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    Could he drop to WW?
     
  3. apoth

    apoth Blue Belt

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    Bisping versus Griffin could be entertaining.
     
  4. Idonotbelieveit

    Idonotbelieveit winning

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    no, lhw is a much tougher division!
     
  5. Idonotbelieveit

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    two fighters with no ko power, yeah i suppose...

    griffin is a lot bigger, he'd probably take it
     
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    bingowings123 Green Belt

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    He fought at LHW and was small, not a good idea to go back up.
     
  7. eatthisjerry

    eatthisjerry Brown Belt

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    I don't think he should have dropped to MW in first place.
    But right now, he has no place in LHW.
    What happened against Vitor is, Vitor is a better striker. He should went to lay-and-pray mode. Also he respected Vitor too much.
    I think he needs to stick into MWs but... more training, less trashtalk.
     
  8. OldBoy91

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    Why? He still beats almost everyone else in the division.
     
  9. Michael13

    Michael13 Black Belt

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    No.....more power in the striking of the 205ers.....it's not a good idea.
     
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    Griffin has nothing left
     
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    no.....one brutal ko at 205 and he would be done
     
  12. TheComebackKid

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    Well he did do better at LHW so maybe he should
     
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    Cung Le and Munoz would most likely waste Bisping also, Bisping/Franklin would be cool though.
     
  14. jameswolfe

    jameswolfe Satanic Metal Belt

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    Maybe...I mean he did have better success at LHW. On the other hand he looked small compared to Vitor. Maybe he could make WW.
     
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    AnarchyRedrum Blue Belt

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    He should just stay at 185 there's no matches I want to see bisping in at 205 other than maybe shogun or a rematch with rashad
     
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    Dbreiden83080 Danger Zone

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    He left 205 for a reason..


    Jones
    Hendo
    Rashad
    Lyoto
    Gus
    Shogun
    Davis
    Bader
    Rampage
    Nog

    Can't beat anyone in the top 10 IMO..
     
  17. xfactorr**

    xfactorr** Banned Banned

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    Why do people have these bad ideas about switching weight classes?


    Bisping is in the weakest of the 5 original divisions in the UFC (including heavyweight)

    Why would he want to move up to LHW, a legitimate division with the #1 p4p fighter in the business right now?

    Why would he want to move down to WW to fight the horde of wrestlers with huge power and top p4p fighters?
     
  18. OldBoy91

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    Lol at Munoz, the guy who despite his wrestling accumen struggled to take down Kendall Grove, he was also outstruck and rocked by K1 Maia.

    The only other guy I would give a serious advantage over Bisping would be Lombard.
     
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    Angelassassin53 Black Belt

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    If he wants a title shot, he should probably move to 205. And talk a lot of trash.
     
  20. OMMAniscient

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    if anything, he should drop... he has absolutely no power
     

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