Originally Posted by ClydebankBlitz
I dont agree with him being the interim champion, but I'm assuming it was an interview where they mentioned Anderson not fighting again for a considerable amount of time. Also, I didnt know Wiedman got injured, but I dont care. Weidman beating Boetsch wouldnt be anywhere near Bisping beating Belfort, and Stann is better than Munoz.
Also, who the fuk cares how long it takes to be a top 10 fighter? He's a top 5 now, and thats all that matters. He's running down someone who hasnt been in the UFC and he sees as a threat to taking his title oppertunity (and a non fight threat).
Diaz did get an immediate title shot. He no showed a press conferance and got removed from it, but Bisping fears that Rockhold could get the same treatment and Bisping doesnt need to fight Rockhold and waste his own time. Im sure Bisping and every other MW wants Anderson more than the belt. This is the chance to topple the greatest. When he retires, thats cool, and if they lose it doesnt hurt their rep cause everyone knows that the next champ after Spider retires wouldnt beat him, but every MW wants the best of all time while they can, so Count doesnt want to waste time facing Rockholds when he can have contendership fights like Belfort.
I kind of expect the same. Belfort is an animal. When people said he was washed up and Jones beat an old man, I thought it was crazy. Belfort might just be the best MW without Anderson. I could give him the edge against ANYONE at MW not holding the belt, and with Bisping's chin being slightly weak, as shown by the rock in the Stann fight, I think that Belfort will catch him at some point and that will lead to the end. Hope Bisping can pull through though. I still think it's a joke that Weidman got Tim and Bisping got Vitor. Bisping should have got Weidman right there and not gave Chris the free ride anymore.
I don't think Vitor is the number 2 Middleweight, I think Weidman has a style that can give him(and Anderson) problems because Vitor seems to have a problem with wrestlers and Weidman's already exceptional top game is only gonna get better but I had him beating Belcher whose a good fighter and I have him beating Bisping.
For me, the Middleweight division falls in three pieces
Anderson - Champ
Weidman and Vitor - threats, Weidman's ground game is really being overlooked and Vitor is always a threat with his hands.
Everyone else - Okami, Munoz, Bisping, Belcher, Boetsch, Stann, Jacare and Rockhold who I am not sold on at all I thought Jacare was completely robbed and Jacare imo will be the guy who makes the most waves from Strikeforce, his ground game is phenomenal, imo the best of any Middleweight out there except for maybe Roger Gracie who I don't see as an elite fighter yet and his striking is clearly coming along.
I can't wait for Lyoto to come down though once Anderson retires/loses, I truly believe it's only a matter of time.