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02-21-2010, 10:12 AM
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| | "Annoyed" Michael Bisping believes he won fight at UFC 110, eyes future rematch
"Annoyed" Michael Bisping believes he won fight at UFC 110, eyes future rematch | MMAjunkie.com
To borrow a line from Georges St-Pierre, Michael Bisping (18-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) was not impressed by his opponent's performance at UFC 110. |
Sure, the end result of the 15-minute contest saw Wanderlei Silva (33-10-1 MMA, 3-5 UFC) earn his first victory at 185 pounds, but at the evening's post-event press conference, Bisping said he believes he made a strong case for a victory in the judges' eyes.
"I don't know," Bisping said. "It was a close fight. Personally, I think I won rounds one and two."
With Silva securing a knockdown at the end of the third round, there's little room for debate in the final frame. But the second round was close throughout, and Bisping believes the unsuccessful guillotine choke secured by Silva in the closing seconds shouldn't have been enough for him to earn the frame.
"I mean, Wanderlei did a great job," Bisping said. "Congratulations to him. Full credit to him on winning the fight.
"Personally, apart from the guillotine – and I got dropped in the third round – but apart from the guillotine attempt off the takedown in the second round, as far as round two, I really didn't have any offense come my way. I felt I clearly won those two rounds."
The loss dropped Bisping to just 1-2 in his past three fights, and the British striker said the run has been frustrating.
"I'm a little annoyed, you know?" Bisping asked. "I don't come here to put on a good performance. I come here to win. Winning is what's important.
"I trained my ass off. My team works really hard. We don't put all this effort in to lose to a good fight or a good performance. Yes, Wanderlei is a legend, and I was very proud to be in there with him, but I'm a little disappointed right now."
Less than a year ago, Bisping had been on the cusp of a potential title shot. But following a brutal loss to Dan Henderson at UFC 100, those dreams quickly fell away. Now with another loss on his record, Bisping's status in the middleweight division is in question.
Nevertheless, "The Count" said he left the UFC 110 fight unharmed and wants to make an immediate impact with a quick return.
"I'm healthy," Bisping said. "I'm good to go. I feel like I could do another three rounds right now. ... I'd love to get a rematch with Wanderlei someday, but I want to keep fighting top guys.
"I lost tonight. I'm pissed off about that. I don't train this hard to get losses. But I want to get in there ASAP and fight another good name and get back to winning ways."
And while Bisping has quickly become a heel for many fans worldwide, the soon-to-be-31-year-old said he hopes
to prove his worth to observers in the very near future.
"I take this very seriously," Bisping said. "This is my life. I don't think anyone realizes how hard I train.
"I'll be coming back strong, believe me."
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02-21-2010, 10:52 AM
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Wand beat the shit outta Bisping, who only survived the fight because of A) the bell and B) the fact that he ran away from Wandy for most of the fight.
Here's the thing about Bisping in last night's fight; he scored points on takedowns and point striking, however he possessed zero octagon dominance and was constantly being hunted down throughout.
The absolute moment Wandy caught up to him, he nearly finished the fight each time. At the end of each round, Bisping was completely saved by the bell and when he got back up, he looked like he was mere moments from being finished. Especially with the attempted guillotine and the third final seconds, he was within WHISKERS of being finished.
The Fightmetric numbers are out and give the last two rounds to Wand, which is what I did too. When you combine the stats of last night's fight, with the concept of "octagon dominance", there's not a whore's chance in heaven Bisping won that fight. He was rocked more than a couple times and was so fearful to engage Wand, that he stayed on the perimeter and just dillydally without any real effort to secure the win.
I'm pretty sure if Bisping went for more takedowns in the second and third, he could've stolen the fight, but I think he was just too afraid of getting murdered via axe to truly risk anything. This fight reminded me quite alot of the Franklin/Wand fight, where Ace had attempted to out point Wand on the feet, secure takedowns and steal the win via the judges, however this time out, Wandy was in MUCH MUCH MUCH better condition and wasn't going to allow himself to be jabbed to a loss. Bisping just didn't follow through with his gameplan and lost.
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02-21-2010, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre
This fight reminded me quite alot of the Franklin/Wand fight, where Ace had attempted to out point Wand on the feet, secure takedowns and steal the win via the judges, however this time out, Wandy was in MUCH MUCH MUCH better condition and wasn't going to allow himself to be jabbed to a loss. Bisping just didn't follow through with his gameplan and lost.
yea but Ace did more than jus jab his way to victory...fight was very close, coulda gone either way, but the important thing was, it was exciting throughout, whereas Bisping wasnt interested in making this exciting, hence all the running away...at least Ace spent sometime in the pocket, exchanging wit Axe...Bisping knew wat the end result would hav been had he exchanged furiously wit Axe.
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