whether u like him or not, u cant deny bisping's skills. his ONLY LOSS is a split to rashad. sure, he has that lame victory over hamill, but u cant blame bisping for the judges decision. the fact of the matter is that he was a force at 205, has dropped to mw where he looks ten times better. hendo is 38 and although he hasnt shown signs of slowing down, we've seen time and time again with guys like chuck, wandy, and timmy, all it takes is one bad night and its all downhill from there. unfortunately, i think this will be the beginning of the end for hendo. i hope im wrong, however, i still got bisping by unanimous decision.
its not bisping's fault he's been fed cans his whole careers. its not like he goes out of his way to ask dana to fight guys like ross pointon, jason day, and the king of rock and rumble (to name a few). i think joe rogan said it best, bisping is a changed fighter after his L to rashad. he smartened up, dropped the weight necessary to have a successful mma career and i think if he does beat hendo, even though it'll be his first top ten win, it'll be a win worthy of a title shot as hollywood, on the way out or not, is still top 3 or 4 in ufc's mw division. plus, the last two challengers for the mw title were unranked w/ hardly any quality wins over contenders, except thales's win over nate (if u wanna call it a win).
i rather see okami get the shot, but the guy cant stay healthy long enough to to keep his name in the mix. bisping on the other hand looked fantastic in his mw debut, took a second fight at mw on short notice and looked even more impressive, and then pound chris leben's face in to hamburger meat. i see bisping sticking and moving and doing the same thing to hendo and then its off to train for his second L to the spider
sorry to ramble, im baked and bored.