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Vitor Belfort 42 67.74%
Michael Bisping 20 32.26%
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:45 PM   #321 (permalink)
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I was thinkin' Bisping should tighten up his defense and utilize a GSPesque type of game plan at times when necessary. He always gets dropped.

Yep Bisping vs Belcher or Cung would be highly entertaining.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:22 PM   #322 (permalink)
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no shame to losing to belfort, dude still has it and is still fairly young so to speak.

people bitch on bisping way too much, hes a very solid fighter who has rarely lost.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:27 PM   #323 (permalink)
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I agree, both Bisping and Belfort looked sharp, Bisping got caught, Belfort is always good at that, we all knew that too. it could have gone either way.
I disagree. Good strikers shouldn't 'get caught' by rear leg high kicks. It wasn't accidental or part of a wild exchange. Bisping has a tendency to over parry strikes and put his hands down and forward when defending. Vitor exploited that by pawing a jab and getting Bisping's hand's away from his head. A great set-up for the head kick.

The fight couldn't have gone either way. It went the way of the better fighter. It went the way of the figher with generally more power, speed and defense, who seemed to have come in prepared with good tactics.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:33 PM   #324 (permalink)
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I agree, both Bisping and Belfort looked sharp, Bisping got caught, Belfort is always good at that, we all knew that too. it could have gone either way.
It definitely wasn't a situation where it could have gone either way. Vitor was getting comfortable, found his range, got the timing and exposed Bisping. That fight was close in the first until the end, then Vitor had it.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:29 AM   #325 (permalink)
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I just wanted to find this guy and LOL for awhile at all his comments leading up to the fight. Dude could have been more delusional and fought so hard to discredit Vitor leading up to the fight. LMAO.
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So disappointed Bisping lost. One of my favorite fighters but it just seems like he can't hang with the top fighters in the division at any given moment. He will play entertaining gatekeeper but it sucks that he won't ever get that big payday.
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So disappointed Bisping lost. One of my favorite fighters but it just seems like he can't hang with the top fighters in the division at any given moment. He will play entertaining gatekeeper but it sucks that he won't ever get that big payday.
He is up there still when it comes to pay. So don't feel sorry for him over $.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:26 PM   #328 (permalink)
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Only now I could see the whole fight, as I was traveling on work. Here my two cents:

Belfort the Kickboxer.
Vitor has shown he is still evolving as a fighter and adding lethal weapons to his arsenal. In his fight against Jones he was still referred as the bi-dimension old lion. Great hands and BJJ black belt and that was it. I remember finding funny and weird seeing him kicking eventually, considering that unnatural for him, but he was working on that hard I can see now.
More things to mix up and more tentative and confused will be his next opponents, as he proved he can start his deadly sequences with something else than punches.
I also realize that he must have watched Anderson fighting a lot, as he worked on his distance very well, allowing him to drop hands, keep a good vision at Bisping moves and dangerously countering.
Vitor fought brilliantly and intelligently. Congrats to him. Bisping fought his fight. Nothing less, nothing more, IMO.

Side note: Worst crowd ever, indeed. Still not to generalize on the whole population, but as a Brazilian, that crowd embarrassed me. Zero respect for the non Brazilian fighters. Deafening boos, gosh, that was awful...
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I disagree. Good strikers shouldn't 'get caught' by rear leg high kicks. It wasn't accidental or part of a wild exchange. Bisping has a tendency to over parry strikes and put his hands down and forward when defending. Vitor exploited that by pawing a jab and getting Bisping's hand's away from his head. A great set-up for the head kick.

The fight couldn't have gone either way. It went the way of the better fighter. It went the way of the figher with generally more power, speed and defense, who seemed to have come in prepared with good tactics.
Completely agree. The fight couldn't have gone either way, the outcome was always going to be the same due to Vitor being the much better striker and over all superior grappler.

Poor Mike will never have what it takes to become a great fighter. He's good, but not and never will be great. Vitor has shown flashes of greatness throughout his career, every time Mike has had the opportunity to step up to the plate, he's fell short.

Quite a hard reality to face for Bisping fans. (I myself accepted this quite a while ago).

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Old 01-21-2013, 09:33 PM   #330 (permalink)
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Completely agree. The fight couldn't have gone either way, the outcome was always going to be the same due to Vitor being the much better striker and over all superior grappler.

Poor Mike will never have what it takes to become a great fighter. He's good, but not and never will be great. Vitor has shown flashes of greatness throughout his career, every time Mike has had the opportunity to step up to the plate, he's fell short.

Quite a hard reality to face for Bisping fans. (I myself accepted this quite a while ago).
I agree that it could NOT have gone either way...

Bisping looked like he was starting slow, still trying to figure out how to solve the Vitor puzzle...

Meanwhile, Vitor was already throwing the body kick, clearly setting up his change up... he threw it soo many times to the body, you knew he was going to go high at some point... then boom.
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