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Monday, Nov 27, 2017

Joe Rogan Says Michael Bisping Should Not Have Been Booked For Kelvin Gastelum Bout

Michael Bisping (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Following Michael Bisping’s quick, knockout loss to Kelvin Gastelum on Saturday, longtime UFC commentator Joe Rogan, is questioning why the former champ was allowed to complete at the event.

Bisping agreed to step in on short notice, after Anderson Silva was removed from UFC Fight Night 122 due to a USADA flag. Although Bisping was choked unconscious by Georges St-Pierre on November 4th, the British star said he was healthy and wanted to compete.

On the latest JRE MMA Show, Rogan reportedly had this to say about Bisping’s latest loss (quotes via MMA Fighting):

“I don’t think you should be allowed to fight three weeks after you have a brutal fight like Michael Bisping did with GSP. He got rocked, he got choked unconscious, and then three weeks later, he’s fighting a really dangerous young and up-and-coming Kelvin Gastelum. Kelvin is a beast. . .”

“Would he have been able to do that if he fought the Bisping who was training for Georges St-Pierre? If Bisping did not have the Georges St-Pierre fight and just went right into the Kelvin Gastelum fight, would the same result have happened?”

Bisping has said that he hopes to compete at the UFC’s March 17th card in London, England, and then retire.

posted by FCF Staff @ 10:25 am
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