When Bisping was booked to fight Dan Henderson in his first title defense last October, it was met with some criticisim, since “Hendo” wasn’t ranked in the top ten. But, since Henderson’s a legend, and because he held a KO win over Bisping, the champ didn’t take that much heat for accepting the bout.
But, now that Bisping is scheduled to fight an opponent who’s never competed at 185 in the Octagon, a lot of folks are piling on the British star. Especially since Yoel Romero was expected to fight Bisping next, as a result of his highlight reel stoppage win over Chris Weidman last year.
“You know what the thing is? I had to wait a very, very long time for my title shot,” Bisping said. “And I didn’t go out there and I didn’t whine, I didn’t bitch, I didn’t go to Twitter and Instagram and every single f*cking journalist that I spoke to and [say], ‘woe is me,’ and ‘this is ridiculous,’ and ‘the state of mixed martial arts in the UFC is going to s**t.’ I never said that. You do you. You carry on fighting. The cream rises to the top and if you’re good enough, you’ll get your f*cking shot.
“If you’re so good ‘Jacare,’ and if you’re so good Yoel Romero, the landscape of MMA is ever-changing and if you’re that good, you’re gonna continue to win fights and you’ll get your shot. So stop whinging, stop complaining. Get over it. I’m fighting GSP, hopefully in the summer [or] early fall and that’s just that…”
There you have it. Now are any of these comments likely to silence Bisping’s detractors? No. Probably not.