Originally Posted by rampage9712
Well anytime you fight an elite figther, you could get a title shot with a win. Vitor is a legend... Bisping matches up with someone like Okami much better. He has the wresting game boxing to deal with Okami's wrestling and boxing. While Okami doesnt have the speed and power that Vitor has...
Okami is right there with Vitor, if not higher and a much safter fight for Mike... The UFC has looked to protect mike several times in the past, but this isnt one of them... Not many people had Bisping winning, even the ones who wanted him to win.
I'd say that Okami is a rung below Vitor, but is also a more methodical all-around fighter(I like refer to watching him akin to running in quicksand), but I thought he was in line to take on Lombard? I think Bisping/Okami is a total stalemate clinchwar where Okami's strength would be the determining factor and I don't think ZUFFA wants Bisping dropping 2 straight since he can main or co-main anchor any card he's on.
Also, I actually think alot of us had Bisping besting Vitor(I was one) by weathering the early storm by using his wrestling and clinchwork in close and utilizing his superior pacing to press Vitor into the later rounds, where he'd gas Vitor until he could just outwork him to a decision or late stoppage. There's no shame in losing to Vitor, but I don't think we'll see him against a top guy for a few fights at least.
Also, do you have your 6 month name change ready to give me if Rampage wins? I've gotta start of thinking of a good one(just nothing crude)