By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
With Michael Bisping forced out of his UFC 149 bout against Tim Boetsch it could open the door for a new middleweight to shine and possibly stake claim to a title shot down the road, something the Brit would be not happy about.
Bisping talked to The MMA Hour this week about his situation in the division and what he'd think if a newcomer like Hector Lombard were to get a title shot before him:
“Massively, massively pissed off. Listen, I understand the UFC's decision, the reason why I haven't had a title shot is because of me, I'm a realist and I understand what's happening. I have been in the position to fight for the title several times and have been in number one contender match-up's several times. So I've got no one to blame but myself, I'm not blaming the UFC, I'm not angry with the UFC. If I had beaten Dan Henderson I would have fought for the title but I didn't , If I had beaten Chael Sonnen I'd be fighting Anderson in Brazil, but I didn't , I was robbed by the judges, it wasn't the UFC. So yeah, it's frustrating to see someone coming from Bellator. I will be honest, I have never seen the guy fight once because I've never seen Bellator, I don't watch it, I have no interest. By all accounts he's an aggressive fighter and he knocks people out, but I have never seen him fight. He could be the best thing since sliced bread, I don't' know. But what I do know is that he has never fought in the UFC, so why the fuck is he getting a title shot?”
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