Bisping is coming off a unanimous decision win over CB Dollaway in April, and is booked to fight fellow contender Thales Leites on July 18th. Recently the outspoken fighter spoke with MMA Junkie.com, and after relaying he means “no offense”, Bisping had this to say about Weidman:
“Mark Munoz came back after a long layoff and had a terrible performance,” Bisping said about Weidman. “He beat Munoz. Then Chris laid out for two years or something like that, injured, then came back and got a title shot. Anderson Silva acted like an idiot, and he beat him for the title. Then Anderson broke his leg (in the rematch).
“Then (Lyoto) Machida came back, and I didn’t think that fight was very good. (Luke) Rockhold showed that Machida isn’t necessarily maybe what everybody thought he was. And then Vitor Belfort, (Weidman) gets to fight Vitor off the juice.”
Now, will some people agree with Bisping here? Probably, or at least to an extent. Bisping is right. Silva did get blasted as he was showboating, and the rematch did end because of an unfortunate injury. Machida did push Weidman to his limits, while Rockhold stormed through “The Dragon” in April.
But, there aren’t many fighters on this planet who are an All-American wrestler, a BJJ black belt, and a dangerous striker to boot. Now it will be interesting to see how Weidman does against Rockhold (which it looks like will happen). If he beats the latter, then perhaps Bisping will change his tune?
Bisping-Leites will headline UFC Fight Night 72, which will take place in Glasgow, Scotland.