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Bisping will take this, but I see him having to survive a scare or two, but he'll Decision Belfort.
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I don't think it's beyond the realm of reasonable thought to say Bisping can take this.

Ill be rooting for him, as always.
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I'll never understand why he's so underrated and overlooked.

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I don't think it's beyond the realm of reasonable thought to say Bisping can take this.

Ill be rooting for him, as always.
Any fighter can win on any given night, that much I will give you. I just find it peculiar that people back Bisping with such confidence, especially when he has yet to demonstrate that he can win against the best of the best.

Vitor is the second best fighter at MW right now. Anthony Johnson is a far better wrestler than Bisping, and he couldn't keep Vitor down. I don't see Bisping holding Belfort down or against the cage with his mediocre wrestling, especially as Vitor is also the stronger fighter. There's also no question as to who the better, harder hitting striker is.

Mike couldn't even get the better of an over the hill Wanderlei Silva in the stand-up, and I'm to believe that he'll outpoint Vitor Belfort? Sorry, no can do.


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Ummm, because every time he faces off against top opposition, he loses?
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I'll never understand why he's so underrated and overlooked.
Because he's never beaten a legitimate contender at middleweight. He's solid everywhere but he's not particularly great anywhere. Put him against B and C level fighters and he wins. Put him against top 5 fighters and he loses.

Honestly he needs to hope Vitor beats him cause if he beats Vitor they will give him a shot at Silva and Bisping will not win that fight. He'll be just another highlight.

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Any fighter can win on any given night, that much I will give you. I just find it peculiar that people back Bisping with such confidence, especially when he has yet to demonstrate that he can win against the best of the best.

Vitor is the second best fighter at MW right now. Anthony Johnson is a far better wrestler than Bisping, and he couldn't keep Vitor down. I don't see Bisping holding Belfort down or against the cage with his mediocre wrestling, especially as Vitor is also the stronger fighter. There's also no question as to who the better, harder hitting striker is.

Mike couldn't even get the better of an over the hill Wanderlei Silva in the stand-up, and I'm to believe that he'll outpoint Vitor Belfort? Sorry, no can do.

Ummm, because every time he faces off against top opposition, he loses?
Oh I'm not confident... I call it 'hope'
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Oh I'm not confident... I call it 'hope'
That I fully support. I feel the same about Sonnen in his fight with Jones. I hope Chael wins, but I know how dangerous a position he'll be in stepping in there with the champion. And I'm willing to admit that. You'd never see me posting, 'Chael will outwrestle and outpoint Jon Jones to a decision victory'. I'll be rooting like a madman for him, but there's no shame in accepting and admitting that your favourite fighter is in a tough spot.
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That I fully support. I feel the same about Sonnen in his fight with Jones. I hope Chael wins, but I know how dangerous a position he'll be in stepping in there with the champion. And I'm willing to admit that. You'd never see me posting, 'Chael will outwrestle and outpoint Jon Jones to a decision victory'. I'll be rooting like a madman for him, but there's no shame in accepting and admitting that your favourite fighter is in a tough spot.
As the fight draws near and Sonnens mouth keeps going ill change from hoping he wins to nearly thinking he will...
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It is nowhere near's Vitor's but he hits very hard and always lands something. He did hit Bisping but couldn't capitalize, Mike can outpoint Belfort but will have to be flawless this time.
The emphasis here is on flawless. Which Bisping is not. He does have some legit striking that is hard to deal with, but he always makes one mistake. He made that mistake against Hendo. Kang dropped him viciously in the first round. Stann had him hurt. Chael was outstriking him. Wandy pretty much KO'd him at the end of the fight. These fights show that Bisping is very much open to getting hit. If Vitor does hit him, its over. I see Bisping making it competitive until Vitor lands, then it will be vicious and over quickly.

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Any fighter can get clipped at any given time (obvious I know!), but I'll be watching this with my breath held. Belfort would drop ANYONE with one of those bombs! Bispings mythical glass jaw will be tested that night for sure.

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