Michael Bisping: I want to prove Chris Weidman I'm the true #1 ContenderPosted on July 13, 2012, 09:25 AM by Anton Gurevich
UFC veteran Michael "The Count" Bisping has once again put his name in the mix for a shot at the UFC Middleweight title, this time calling out Chris Weidman. Bisping admitted Weidman "looked great" against Mark Munoz, but still stated that he's the true number one contender:
Weidman looked great last night. But no1 contender?If that's the case I want to fight him and prove I'm the number 1 contender.Let's do it— michael (@bisping) July 12, 2012
Michael Bisping is 12-4 in his UFC campaign, losing to Rashad Evans, Dan Henderson, Wanderlei Silva, and Chael Sonnen. "The Count" not once stated that he feels Dan Henderson is the only man to ever truly defeat him, calling for robbery in fights with Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva. Here's what Michael Bisping said in his recent interview with ESPN.co.uk:
"I don't know [if I get the next shot]. I've asked Dana, I've asked Joe Silva. I don't know. Dana called me after the Sonnen fight and I asked him, 'Where does this leave me in terms of the title?'. He said to me, 'In fairness Mike, you won the fight.' Not that he sent me my win bonus! Since Dan Henderson, I haven't lost a fight. The Wanderlei fight I was robbed of a decision, the Chael fight I was robbed, so it's going back to 2009. If you take those out, I haven't lost in seven or eight fights."
Bisping was originally scheduled to face Tim Boetsch at UFC 149, but was forced to pull out of the fight due to knee injury. Tim Boetsch will face Hector Lombard instead, while Michel Bisping is currently without an opponent.