The fight was very hard for me to watch. Anderson clearly did not do as well countering in this fight as he did when he was leading (credit to Bisping not leaving many openings). Still, he waited to lead until the end of the rounds (I wonder if his corner advised him to change his tactic or if he listened). That being said, there were some real head scratching moments there. I definitely think Anderson had opportunities to win the fight and has no one to blame but himself (I think if he doesn't jump up on the cage, Herb stops the fight when Bisping is unresponsive). The real weird one though is landing that front kick that look like it had Bisping in a world of trouble and not following up. I don't even know man... What was that? That being said, I will admit what few Anderson fans will: Bisping was a tough fight at any point in Anderson's career. People expect to see a matrix like finish where he clowns him and lands at will making him look like a soccer mom against a world class striker. It is true that Anderson's chin/reflexes are not the same as they were four years ago. There is no question about that (Maybe his slower reflexes lead to him get hit cleaner as well). However, Bisping minds his P's and Q's more than most who Anderson has fought. The real matrix shit happened when guys would lunge Aldo-McGregor style at Anderson and I think a lot of it had to do with fighting the aura of Anderson. If you watch Chael's movement in the second fight, he closed distance like shit. That was some UFC 1 level stuff. I don't even have to tell you that's also the case with Forrest. Hats off to Bisping and to the British fans. This is by far Bisping's grittiest performance IMO.