Bisping: Who's [Chris Weidman] Fought?
If Chris Weidman can defeat Tim Boetsch at UFC 155, many believe that a second dominant victory (the first over Mark Munoz) should grant him a shot at Anderson Silva's middleweight championship. Michael Bisping, who also just gave an impressive performance with his win over Brian Stann, begs to differ.
In a recent interview with Fight! Magazine, Bisping expressed his dissatisfaction with Weidman's career and why, in his opinion, he is yet to prove himself worthy of elite status within the division.
"Chris Weidman? Who's he fought? He beat a fat Mark Munoz, who was coming off an injury, out of shape, he looked unfocused. He beat Demian Maia, who's fighting at 170 pounds now, in one of the most boring fights I've ever seen. Before those two fights, no one at this table knew who the f*** Chris Weidman was, and now he's the best middleweight in the world?"
Is Bisping jealous of Weidman's praise and recognition? Perhaps, but it's hard to blame the Brit for feeling some animosity towards Weidman, who honestly hasn't had to get through anyone nearly as powerful or intense as Chael Sonnen or Brian Stann. Maybe if Weidman's upcoming fight turns out to be as strategic or physically taxing as Bisping's latest bouts, he will earn the respect of "The Count."
While it is truly questionable as to whether or not Chris Weidman has rightfully earned his high rank in the division, Michael Bisping's solid game plans and newly developed athleticism have most definitely made him one to watch in the middleweight division.
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