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Belfort Wants To Fight Bisping NEXT ! There is a GOD :)

JKhrome12011-03-15 01:14:53 +0000 #1
Vitor Belfort campaigns for fight with UFC 127 winner Michael Bisping

by Dann Stupp on Feb 28, 2011 at 9:20 am ET



With a controversial victory over Jorge Rivera at this past weekend's UFC 127 event, co-headliner Michael Bisping owns three consecutive wins and a 4-1 record over his past five fights.

Contenders such as Chael Sonnen, Yushin Okami and Alan Belcher seem logical next opponents for the Brit, but another notable has throw his hat into the ring.

And it's recent title challenger Vitor Belfort.

In a recent Twitter update, Belfort said he hopes for a May fight with "The Ultimate Fighter 3" winner.

"I need to fight soon," Belfort (19-9 MMA, 8-5 UFC) wrote. "I want to get busy."

After a heated buildup (due largely to a series of videos in which Rivera spoofed Bisping) ahead of their pay-per-view bout at Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia, Bisping (21-3 MMA, 11-3 UFC) stopped Rivera (19-8 MMA, 7-5 UFC) with a second-round TKO. The win was a dubious one, though; Bisping connected on an illegal to the head in the first round, and Rivera never was the same afterward.

After the fight, cameras caught Bisping yelling at Rivera's corner men – and then spitting at them. The irritated fighter then went after Rivera.

"Never talk about my family," Bisping yelled as officials separated the fighters. "Go home, loser."

Bisping ultimately apologized in his post-fight interview and said he's "a sensitive guy" who lost "my nerve a little bit there."

However, officials from Rivera's management team at Alchemist MMA immediately released a statement in which they condemned Bisping's actions, allege the illegal knee was intentional, and campaign for a fine and suspension due to his "spitting and taunting" at coach Matt Phinney.

It's "conduct of a schoolyard bully," the statement reads. "Like all bullies, Mr. Bisping needs to be punished. In this instance it would be appropriate if Bisping is fined and suspended by the athletic commission and/or the UFC."

In the aftermath of the show, UFC officials have hinted at no pending punishment. Additionally, MMAjunkie.com ( www.mmajunkie.com: www.mmajunkie.com ) couldn't reach UFC president Dana White for comment because of his travel back to the U.S.

Still, with the heavily publicized fight and fallout generating massive interest in Bisping, Belfort is looking to capitalize.

The Brazilian failed to take the middleweight title from champ Anderson Silva earlier this month at UFC 126, and a win over Bisping would keep Belfort's title hopes alive. Additionally, a fight against someone of Belfort's stature could help Bisping silence critics who say his contender status is the result of favorable matchmaking and a lack of top-10 opponents.

If booked, there are a host of suitable host sites (though May's UFC 130 main card already is full). Marshall Zelaznik, the UFC's managing director of international development, said the UFC is likely to return to the U.K. in June, which could serve as a homecoming for Bisping. A trip to Belfort's home country of Brazil also is slated for August in Rio De Janeiro.

For more on the UFC's upcoming schedule, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.


Thcoteo2011-03-15 01:19:15 +0000 #2
I am a little worried we might be seeing the exit of another legend. I hope The Phenom gets it and shuts me up.
HISTORY2011-03-15 01:30:44 +0000 #3
I heard the reason Wand wasn't fighting Stann was because they planned the Belfort rematch for August in Rio?

Don't know how true that is though, but I don't think Bisping could beat Belfort. It'd be interesting though somewhat. I think Bisping has shown he can still get caught easily standing. Rivera got him standing, Wand knocked him down in the end of their fight, and Kang caught him early too. Miller caught him with a right hand too a lot.
Red Tex2011-03-15 02:28:53 +0000 #4
Belfort would destroy Bisping and won't even be close.

Bisping's next opponent should be either Vitor or Marquardt. Marquardt would fuck him up badly as well.

Either those two or let Sonnen get his wish and he'll embarrass Bisping.

Another nice idea would be to let Brian Stann get Bisping. I think he'd put a hurting on Bisping.
Crow_Time2011-03-15 01:54:19 +0000 #5
Sonnen trash talking then humping Bisping for 3 rounds would be hilarious. He'd pry land about 400 punches and just beat him up.
wandy12011-03-15 03:33:38 +0000 #6
I hope to god this is true

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