Originally Posted by Rise
I think the UFC and Bisping would love nothing more then for Belfort to get busted for PED use. Because if he does that allows them to find another way to get Bisping a title shot with Silva.
That's certainly possible, but I think Vitor destroyed (or severely injured) Bisping's marketability with that head kick. It's like Pandora's box, once you open it, you can't close your eyes and pretend you didn't see it. Anderson is real sensitive to which opponents can draw PPV buys (obviously) and I wonder how he (and the UFC) would feel about trying to market the guy (Bisping) who got KTFOd by the guy (Vitor) who got KTFO'd by Anderson. I know thats MMA math, but still.
In a perfect world, the fight will be ruled a No Contest and Bisping should regain his standing. The fallout and repurcussions from Vitor's (alleged) failed drug test should be an interesting case study in marketing and justice, for lack of a better word.