Michael Bisping Says he Has a “Compelling Case” For a Title Shot
By FCF Staff
Michael Bisping immediately called for a title shot, after he decisioned Anderson Silva last month, and the perennial, middleweight contender isn’t letting up.
Leading up to his bout with Silva at UFC Fight Night 84, Bisping argued that an impressive win should propel him into a championship fight. Although the contest was tightly contested, the 37 year-old believes handing him a title shot makes the most sense. Recently the British star appeared on “The MMA Hour”, and during the show, Bisping said this (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“I think the middleweight division is a complicated landscape at the moment. I don’t see who there is next. I see Jacare [Souza] beating Vitor [Belfort]. But no matter who wins, they’d all be rematches. Mine would be a rematch, Jacare would be a rematch, Vitor would be a rematch, Weidman is a rematch. I think mine is a compelling case, and we’ll see what the UFC wants to do, but I deserve it.”
“I just beat Anderson Silva, I think that sells it in itself,” Bisping added. “I’ve won 4 out of 5, I’ve fought nothing but the best fighters in the world…
Souza and Belfort are scheduled to fight at UFC 198 on May 14th, and the champion Luke Rockhold will face Weidman again on June 4th.
Bisping has won three straight fights now since he was submitted by Rockhold in November, 2014.