Originally Posted by MickeyKnox
They wanted the fight with Bisping but they doubt he gets past Vitor?
What a surprise.
Spoiler alert: I'm too cynical. Shocking, isn't it?
So I read it as some very subtle hype. I think Bisping has a very solid chance to get past Vitor. He's got the length and the mobility to get on his bike and peck and run to a decision win. I think if he tries to exchange in the pocket, it ends badly for Mike, but I think he has the tools to win.
But if Anderson's camp says that Bisping probably won't win, that gets dummied down to "He hasn't got a chance." by a clueless audience. If Bisping then wins, it becomes an exponentially bigger accomplishment, even if it's just on points. If it's an exponentially bigger accomplishment, then he clearly deserves the title shot, even though it would be his second top 10 win, against a guy who is coming off a loss and hasn't beaten a ranked opponent since Franklin, back in the dayo.
And thus Anderson gets to fight Bisping and gets paid.
How cynical is that? tin-foil hat cynical, or just oh-just-shut-the-fuck-up-already cynical?
Originally Posted by Fe1
I think this is just Silva continuing to duck people like Weidman, Boetsch, and Belcher. All three of those guys should be closer to the title than Spitsping right now.
Has Belcher done more than Bisping has? I mean, he's much more likeable than Mikey, but I don't think he's got the resume. Yet.
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