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Old 02-18-2007, 04:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bisping comments on Rampage...

Iím a couple days behind on this, but I wanted to make mention of a new column that Michael Bisping (12-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is writing for UFC.com.

Bisping, who was the light heavyweight winner on the third season of The Ultimate Fighter, recently defeated Eric Schafer at UFC 66 this past December. Heís expected to next face MMA veteran and Australian Elvis Sinosic (8-9-2 MMA, 1-5 UFC) at April 21ís UFC 70 in Manchester, England.

With help from writer Anthony Evans, Bisping discusses various aspects of being a fighter, including training, publicity, travel and even possible opponents.

And according to Bispingís own words, weíll probably see more attention paid to the promising fighter. From UFC.com:

Dana White has said that I am going to be a Ďposter boyí for the UFC in Great Britain and, although Iím not all that sure what a poster boy actually does, Iím very honoured and flattered the UFC thinks so highly of me.

Although the fight with Sinosic is disappointing if not expected (you can only coddle your rising stars so much), I was happy to read that Bisping was looking past his easier opponents and really concentrating on the divisionís elite. Unfortunately, heís just not giving them much respect.

Said Bisping:

After fighting on two live UFC shows now, the TUF finals last summer and now an actual PPV card, it has finally sunk in that I am a proper UFC fighter now, but Iím still a big UFC fan at heart, too.

But even though I enjoyed myself and the fights, I switched out of ďfan modeĒ when Quinton Jackson made his Octagon debut.

Because heís in the same division as me, I took a very close interest in Jacksonís win over Marvin Eastman. Because of his big win over Chuck Liddell in Japan a couple of years back, Jacksonís come to the UFC with this massive reputation but, to be honest, Iíve got to say I wasnít that impressed.

Iíd probably give Jackson five out of 10 on his performance, if you forgive the pun.

Even allowing for the fact that Eastman is a very underrated fighter, I didnít think Rampage looked like this killer who has put the entire division on red alert.

I can only hope that those words above will spark some type of heated rivalry.

Although Iíve always enjoyed Bisping the fighter, Bipsing the person has always struck me as a bit of a wanker.

And personally, I find it disrespectful to call out a fighter that you probably wonít be fighting anytime soon ó especially when the UFC is so protective of its champions from The Ultimate Fighter series.

Regardless of my personal opinions, however, a Jackson vs. Bisping bout would be a great one for UFC fans. We can only hope it happens sometime soon.



Being a Bisping fan I found what he said about Jackson very bigheaded and he dropped some fan points with me after this interview...

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Old 02-18-2007, 04:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Iím a couple days behind on this, but I wanted to make mention of a new column that Michael Bisping (12-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is writing for UFC.com.

Bisping, who was the light heavyweight winner on the third season of The Ultimate Fighter, recently defeated Eric Schafer at UFC 66 this past December. Heís expected to next face MMA veteran and Australian Elvis Sinosic (8-9-2 MMA, 1-5 UFC) at April 21ís UFC 70 in Manchester, England.

With help from writer Anthony Evans, Bisping discusses various aspects of being a fighter, including training, publicity, travel and even possible opponents.

And according to Bispingís own words, weíll probably see more attention paid to the promising fighter. From UFC.com:

Dana White has said that I am going to be a Ďposter boyí for the UFC in Great Britain and, although Iím not all that sure what a poster boy actually does, Iím very honoured and flattered the UFC thinks so highly of me.

Although the fight with Sinosic is disappointing if not expected (you can only coddle your rising stars so much), I was happy to read that Bisping was looking past his easier opponents and really concentrating on the divisionís elite. Unfortunately, heís just not giving them much respect.

Said Bisping:

After fighting on two live UFC shows now, the TUF finals last summer and now an actual PPV card, it has finally sunk in that I am a proper UFC fighter now, but Iím still a big UFC fan at heart, too.

But even though I enjoyed myself and the fights, I switched out of ďfan modeĒ when Quinton Jackson made his Octagon debut.

Because heís in the same division as me, I took a very close interest in Jacksonís win over Marvin Eastman. Because of his big win over Chuck Liddell in Japan a couple of years back, Jacksonís come to the UFC with this massive reputation but, to be honest, Iíve got to say I wasnít that impressed.

Iíd probably give Jackson five out of 10 on his performance, if you forgive the pun.

Even allowing for the fact that Eastman is a very underrated fighter, I didnít think Rampage looked like this killer who has put the entire division on red alert.

I can only hope that those words above will spark some type of heated rivalry.

Although Iíve always enjoyed Bisping the fighter, Bipsing the person has always struck me as a bit of a wanker.

And personally, I find it disrespectful to call out a fighter that you probably wonít be fighting anytime soon ó especially when the UFC is so protective of its champions from The Ultimate Fighter series.

Regardless of my personal opinions, however, a Jackson vs. Bisping bout would be a great one for UFC fans. We can only hope it happens sometime soon.



Being a Bisping fan I found what he said about Jackson very bigheaded and he dropped some fan points with me after this interview...

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If he indeed said those words I hope the UFC let's him back them up soon, let the guys fight who they want to fight. I think the UFC does not listen to the fighters and fans enough when it comes to match making.
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Old 02-18-2007, 04:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I agree with what he said. He didn't really call him out, just said he wasn't impressed. To be honest, I saw Jackson/Eastman as a massive let down. He certainly didn't bring his A-game.
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Old 02-18-2007, 04:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Where does Bisping get off looking past a guy like Elvis Sinosec. Sure Elvis has a losing record but theres no doubt that Bisping would too if he had competion like Elvis'. He better focus on beating Sinosec before he plans on fighting Rampage or he wont even win his next fight.
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Old 02-18-2007, 04:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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mmm...bisping should keep quiet. He isn't on Rampages level....atleast not yet anyway. He needs to beat one of the Big Boys before he talks about them like that.
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Old 02-18-2007, 04:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Where does Bisping get off looking past a guy like Elvis Sinosec. Sure Elvis has a losing record but theres no doubt that Bisping would too if he had competion like Elvis'. He better focus on beating Sinosec before he plans on fighting Rampage or he wont even win his next fight.
ya that's pretty big headed of him. If he's going to look past opponents like that i can only hope his ego bites him in the rear
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Old 02-18-2007, 04:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I guess Bisping didn't pay any attention to Rampage's fights after the second Silva fight. He hasn't looked really impressive in a while.
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wow i like bisping but he hasnt fought anybody to be talking like that.
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Old 02-18-2007, 05:03 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Rashad Evans made some comments about Jackson as well & I'm thinking to myself, while you guys were on that T.V show, Jackson has been fighting world class mf's & been going through some serious wars in the ring. Bisping damn near lost his last fight & his win wasn't all that impressive. Rashad kicked the #$%^ out of some guy who I've never even heard of so who cares what these dudes have to say.
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mmm...bisping should keep quiet. He isn't on Rampages level....atleast not yet anyway. He needs to beat one of the Big Boys before he talks about them like that.

Yeah I agree, he shouldn't even be getting asked what he thinks of Rampages performance.
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