With Silva's future in question; Bisping wants interim title shotPosted on November 13, 2012, 08:56 PM by Andreas Hale
Anderson Silva's proposed vacation may hold up his super fight with Georges St-Pierre, but Michael Bisping doesn't want it to hold up the middleweight division. As he prepares for his UFC on FX 7 showdown with Vitor Belfort, Bisping took to his Twitter to suggest that there should be an interim title if Silva does indeed take some time off. And, obviously, Bisping wants the first shot at it.
"If Anderson wants to take time off to be a movie star make me and vitor for the interim title????" Bisping tweeted.
While this might be a good idea, Dana White has yet to respond regarding the implementation of the title. However, if Vitor Belfort and Michael Bisping's fight becomes for the interim title, Chris Weidman will likely be somewhere feeling slighted yet again. Weidman has a very strong argument that he should be the first individual to get a crack at an interim title as he remains undefeated and appears to be next in line should he get past Tim Boetsch at UFC 155 next month. Meanwhile, Alan Belcher also has a legit argument as to why he should be in the mix. Belcher will also be at UFC 155 when he faces Yushin Okami.
Whichever way the UFC decides to go, there is certainly nothing easy about reshaping the middleweight division should Anderson Silva decide to take a leave of absence after dominating the division for so long.