I am sorry if I offended you, I probably struck a nerve while talking truth about Bisping. The guy is a tool like it or not. And Yes he is being protected, Dana knows what will happen if he lets him in the cage with Silva. Honestly, what do you think will happen if he gas a title shot. They might have to look for his head out in the audience after Silva kicks it off his body.
Excuse me? Struck a nerve?
I'm not a Bisping fan, I don't even particularly like him, so how or why could you possibly have struck I nerve?
I have condemed his post fight antics as much as anyone has.
Did you bother to read my post?
I never said he deserved a title shot and I have previously said I feel Anderson would destroy him if he were handed one.
My point is that he has NOT been protected with his matches, how can you say he has?
He wasn't given the top names because on the back of 2 losses in 3 fights he wasn't high enough up the rankings to be given top names to fight (the two he lost to were big names, the fact he was given them proves he was not protected)
Post Wanderlei loss he has been fighting other fighters in the same position as him and as a result he has put together a 3 fight win streak. So now he is back to where he was roughly before Henderson sparked him out.
So now is where you would analyise his level of oppoenents because at this time he is back up the rankings and you would expect him to be fighting someone in the top 5 of the division.
The Rivera fight was a backwards step, but you don't know anymore than I know the reasons behind Dana and Joe Silva deciding to make that match (I gave possible scenerios if you bothered to read my previous post)
Let me repeat, I am not a Bisping fan and as such I have no vested interest in his progress or career (I neither love nor hate him personally)
What I was saying is your opinion that he is being secretly protected by the UFC in some 9/11 style conspricy theory to help the UFC grow their global markets is bullshit....
The fact he has been thrown in there with Rashad Evans, Dan Henderson and Wanderlei Silva yet never given a title shot prove he has not been protected as you suggest.
If you wanted to throw such an accusation around it would surely be at Dan Hardy who got a title shot against GSP for no apparent reason .
I don't see what you are complaining about with Bisping, as a result of the losses he suffered he was pushed down the rankings ladder so fought those on a similar level to him to prove who should move up.
If he had been given bigger fights then you would claim he was being given opportunities he doesn't deserve, yet because he was given the fighters at his level at the time while he worked his way back to where he was you say he is being protected.
What do you feel the UFC should have done for him in the last 3 fights? Having lost 2wice in 3 matches should he have been given a title shot? or a title eliminator? of course not, he had to fight the rest to prove he was good enough get back in contention with the big boys of the division... now he has done that we can expect to see him fight some bigger names again.
It's a matter of merit not protection.