If you follow Bisping intently, then you know that for some time, the outspoken fighter said he wasn’t convinced Weidman was as good as everyone thought. Even when most people viewed Weidman as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, Bisping made it clear he wasn’t all in on the “All American”.
Well following Weidman’s decisive loss to Luke Rockhold at UFC 194, Bisping was asked to grade the now former champ’s reign on “UFC Tonight”. Here is what “The Count” had to say (quote via press release):
“Alessio Sakara, Demian Maia and Tom Lawler, these are not the caliber of fighters I’ve been fighting. Then Chris fought Anderson, who messes around and gets knocked out. Then he comes back and breaks his leg. Sorry those are the facts, not speculation. He’s fought a bunch of has beens. The first time he fights a real guy, he loses. God bless you Chris, good luck with the rest of your career. My score: I give you a C-. It’s low, but still a pass.”
Wow. C – huh? Chances are that’s not going to sit well with a lot of folks. Now sure, many would likely agree that Weidman didn’t face the likes of Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida and Vitor Belfort at their best, but is that worth a C – ? Let the debate begin.
Bisping, who was tapped by Rockhold last November, is scheduled to fight Gegard Mousasi on February 27th. That fight will headline UFC FN 83, which will take place on London, England.