I agree with your entire post. Good stuff.
I think Bispings problem is he lacks that 'thing' all great fighters have-- including Daley, Hardy and Etim. That love to fight and to finish fights. Don't get me wrong, Bisping, technically, is a very good fighter and although I don't think MMA should be a brawl type sport, it does take that 'killer instinct' that Bisping lacks. Throughout his entire fight with Wandy (and most of his other fights for that matter) Bisping just tried to outpoint him with weak shots and takedowns.
Hardy and Daley have that instinct to finish fights.. I think is Bisping develops that (if it is something you can develop) he has some potential.
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