Originally Posted by d-low
Vitor should win this, if he catch Jon Jones in submissions I'd imagine he can catch Bisping in one if Bisping decides to take him down (where I believe is Bispings only chance of winning)
Bisping's jitz is lightyears ahead of Jones, and it's not even his strength.
As far as Bisping's only chance being taking Belfort down, he's got 4 or 5 inches of height/reach on Belfort and a great gas tank. Belfort is not known for cardio.
....I think Vitor is too technical to fall for Bisping's stick and move style.......
Belfort's boxing and handspeed is outstanding, but he's not a complete striker. He doesn't have great kicks, he doesn't defend kicks well, and look for Bisping to use them to keep distance and establish his length.
However if Bisping gets past him, he definitely should get respect from everyone
The reason Bisping is disrespected has nothing to do with his skills. It has more to do with his prickish arrogance and relentless self-promotion to the point of overhyping himself. It's entirely a judgement of the character--or lack thereof--that his PR displays. A win won't do a lot to change this if it's followed with an atypical presser for him.
The good news for zuffa is that Bisping comes off as so un
likeable, they may even get to market Anderson as the good guy. That would be a sight to see.
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