Michael Bisping: Vitor Belfort fight will get me a title shot

Top-ranked UFC Middleweight Michael “The Count” Bisping shared thoughts about his future in the UFC, claiming that victory over Vitor Belfort in Brazil could earn him a title shot. Bisping revealed he considers Belfort as the toughest opponent in the UFC Middleweight division, except Anderson Silva, adding that he’s not interesting waiting for “The Spider” in case the Ultimate Fighting Championship decide to promote the superfight with Georges St. Pierre.


“Anderson has had an amazing career. We all know that. And a big fight with GSP, a lot of people want to see it. So I can see the bigger picture. Of course it’s frustrating. I’m not an idiot, I can see the reasons why they want to do that. Obviously the pay-per-views would be astronomical, I would assume. Anderson, GSP, the UFC are all going to make a lot of money. And so, listen, I’m not bothered, really, too much. I know I’ll get my shot eventually. I keep doing what I’m doing, I keep training, I keep improving, I keep winning fights, then I will get what I deserve eventually.”


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    Brian Cox

    November 12, 2012 at 3:19 am

    I keep forgetting how long Michael has been around. Seventeen fights, now (13 & 4) and still going. He easily has to be one of the longest tenured fighters in the promotion. I hope someday he does get to fight for the title, anyone who survives that long in a profession sport should get a shot at it, however, I just don’t think that road goes through Vitor. Best of luck to him, he’s grown on me.

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    November 12, 2012 at 3:43 am

    unfortunelaty i dont see him winning vs belford so i guess another couple of fights??

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    November 12, 2012 at 3:44 am

    This fight will get you a Hendo dejavu and thats it.

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    Bruce Lee

    November 12, 2012 at 4:01 am

    I’d like to give this comment a “sharp” and a “funny”.

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    Bruce Lee

    November 12, 2012 at 4:04 am

    Bisping is right – if there’s a GSP super fight and then a Jones super fight middleweight contenders will be waiting a long time unless Silva vacates.

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    November 12, 2012 at 6:20 am

    I think Bisping will get the title after Silva retires, he’s looked extremely well rounded lately

    Everyone thinks Anderson will easily take GSP. Mark my words low kickers GSPs takedowns will keep Silva on his back and even Penn couldnt sub him.

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    November 12, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Belfort fight will not get Bisping title shot, it will get him KTFO

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    November 12, 2012 at 9:00 am

    If they’re planning on doing both superfights, I think Silva should have to vacate. There’s only two fights left on his contract and I’m pretty sure he said he wanted to retire when it ends.

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    November 12, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    First this fight is not going to happen. Vitor Belfort pulled this year Cung Le, Alan Belcher, Wanderlei Silva. I don’t think so he wants Bisping
    Second Bisping fought better version of Belfort=Stann. I think this one is easy for Bisping

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    November 12, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    I’m not sure Stann is a better version of Belfort. Belfort has a mixed resume with a lot of losses but also some great wins. If anything Stann looked hopeless against a good wrestler in Sonnen and Belfort has struggled against some good wrestlers so I see the comparison I just don’t think Stann is as good as everyone thinks. Neither is Belfort for that matter.

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    November 12, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    I’m not your buddy, guy

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    November 12, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Still think it’s unfair that Belford has lost against silva and jones via toe to the nose and getting his arm folded in half, yet he drops straight to pretty much the next guy in line for a shot?

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    November 12, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Might sound weird me saying this but that is one of the best comments I’ve ever seen on this site

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    November 13, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Well you have a point, but Stann has improved his wrestling since Chael, and he looked amazing against Bisping when he stood up, and Brian Stann always goes for 100%. Belfort in my mind is mentaly weaker than most of fighters some times he freezes and don’t do nothing…

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    November 13, 2012 at 12:48 am

    I like Vitor more than Bisping but I want to see Anderson fight Bisping instead of another boring wrestler.

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    November 13, 2012 at 5:10 am

    Anderson’s BJJ and long limbs will make GSP tap if he doesn’t knock him out first.

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    November 13, 2012 at 5:15 am

    Stann looked amazing standing with Bisping and is better than Belfort?!?!? That’s crazy talk. Let me know when the secret black UN helicopters come to place Lord Astfgl of the Greys on the secret throne that Obama keeps hidden under the statue of Lincoln so I can don my tinfoil hat.

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    November 13, 2012 at 5:20 am

    I have to agree with the majority on this one. This is a horrible match up for Bisping. He will out strike Vitor the majority of the fight but all Vitor needs is one good shot and he WILL get it. I have been really hoping that Bisping would get his shot ever since he got robbed of the win against Chael. Now it looks like he is going back to the end of the line.

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    November 13, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Vitor Belfort fight will get me —— to the Grave!
    Bisping has no idea what hes getting into, i see another Akiyama KO for Belfort in round.
    Bisping has been asking it for years , he won’t get it from Silva himself but from Belfort. hopefully that will shut him up for a time like Hendo did.

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    David Saucier

    November 14, 2012 at 12:48 am

    ok chief

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    November 14, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    It was to one of those people tryna advertise who start with ‘hey buddy,’ but the comment got deleted. A better response to my comment may of been ‘I’m not your guy, friend’….just saying

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    November 14, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    What’s that? Solid grammar? Are you ok DG1?

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