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No one in the middleweight division right now is more deserving of a title shot than Michael Bisping, in my opinion. The guy has a pretty good record and has been fighting for the UFC for a very long time, and he actually put up one good hell of a fight against Sonnen. Considering who's being talked about for a title shot (Weidman, Boetsch, Stann, Belcher, etc.), Bisping has done the most and has the better resume for a title shot. If he beats Stann in impressive fashion, he should get the title shot unless there becomes a superfight between Anderson and GSP.

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No one in the middleweight division right now is more deserving of a title shot than Michael Bisping' date=' in my opinion. The guy has a pretty good record and has been fighting for the UFC for a very long time, and he actually put up one good hell of a fight against Sonnen. Considering who's being talked about for a title shot (Weidman, Boetsch, Stann, Belcher, etc.), Bisping has done the most and has the better resume for a title shot. If he beats Stann in impressive fashion, he should get the title shot unless there becomes a superfight between Anderson and GSP.[/quote']

 

If GSP wins there will most likely be a superfight and who knows when Silva will retire. I agree, Bisping deserves to be added to Silva's highlight reel :D

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I do think Bisping deserves a title shot if he beats Stann.

 

But fact of the matter if people had to choose between Silva vs Bisping and Silva vs St. Pierre, Bisping is gonna get pushed back again. No way in hell he'll get a shot over GSP. That's a fight that has been bugging us for years now. I guess he could fight the winner. Or he could just fight Silva if that fight wasn't for the title and was just a catchweight.

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No one in the middleweight division right now is more deserving of a title shot than Michael Bisping' date=' in my opinion.

 

[b']Weidman, Boetsch, Belcher and Vitor (if he survives the Jones fight) are easily ahead of him. They are all on win streaks and have beaten better competition. Bisping on the other hand is coming off a loss and a win over Stann shouldn't be enough to boost him over the others.[/b]

 

 

The guy has a pretty good record and has been fighting for the UFC for a very long time, and he actually put up one good hell of a fight against Sonnen.

 

Almost beating someone the champion has finished twice isn't really much of an accomplishment.

 

Considering who's being talked about for a title shot (Weidman, Boetsch, Stann, Belcher, etc.), Bisping has done the most and has the better resume for a title shot.

 

He definitely does not have the best resume, just look at his wins they're not against the same tier of fighters as the others and he is coming off a loss.

 

If he beats Stann in impressive fashion, he should get the title shot unless there becomes a superfight between Anderson and GSP.

 

I still don't see how he deserves it over the Weidman/Boetsch winner.

 

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Yesterdays_Hero- there's no way Belcher is ahead of Bisping. Belcher has been way too inactive as of the last three years. He literally fought once in 2010, once in 2011 and once in 2012. Don't get we wrong he's a beast. He fought a good opponent in Palhares, but Pal isn't top 10. IMO.

 

Boetch and Weidman are ahead of him though I agree with that. I actually forgot about them. I say Bisping/Stann winner vs Weidman/Boetch would make sense OR just grant the winner a title shot and maybe the other person could wait to fight the winner after that fight.

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He definitely deserves the shot over Belcher, Stann, or Vitor. And the reason why I can make the argument that he deserves it more than Weidman is because Weidman has only fought a handful of fights. And sure Chris is undefeated, but Bisping has fought way more times and against more notable fighters all throughout his career. As for Boetsch, I guess he's on the same level, considering he just picked up a win against Lombard.

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Yesterdays_Hero- there's no way Belcher is ahead of Bisping. Belcher has been way too inactive as of the last three years. He literally fought once in 2010' date=' once in 2011 and once in 2012. Don't get we wrong he's a beast. He fought a good opponent in Palhares, but Pal isn't top 10. IMO.

 

Boetch and Weidman are ahead of him though I agree with that. I actually forgot about them. I say Bisping/Stann winner vs Weidman/Boetch would make sense OR just grant the winner a title shot and maybe the other person could wait to fight the winner after that fight.[/quote']

 

Belcher is still on a win streak and has a win, Bisping lost to Sonnen that puts him behind the other guys. The only reason Bisping will ever get a title shot is because of his marketable personality.

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Yesterdays_Hero- there's no way Belcher is ahead of Bisping. Belcher has been way too inactive as of the last three years. He literally fought once in 2010' date=' once in 2011 and once in 2012. Don't get we wrong he's a beast. He fought a good opponent in Palhares, but Pal isn't top 10. IMO.

 

Boetch and Weidman are ahead of him though I agree with that. I actually forgot about them. I say Bisping/Stann winner vs Weidman/Boetch would make sense OR just grant the winner a title shot and maybe the other person could wait to fight the winner after that fight.[/quote']

 

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He definitely deserves the shot over Belcher' date=' Stann, or Vitor. And the reason why I can make the argument that he deserves it more than Weidman is because Weidman has only fought a handful of fights. And sure Chris is undefeated, but Bisping has fought way more times and against more notable fighters all throughout his career. As for Boetsch, I guess he's on the same level, considering he just picked up a win against Lombard.[/quote']

 

Please, remind us which top 5, hell top ten fighter Spitts has beaten in his career.

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Belcher is still on a win streak and has a win' date=' Bisping lost to Sonnen that puts him behind the other guys. The only reason Bisping will ever get a title shot is because of his marketable personality.[/quote']

 

True, but it is against irrelevant fighters. Cote eventually got cut. And Jason McDonald isn't really one of the toughest guys in the MW division.

 

I think his victory over Pal Harris was good, but like I said he needs a top 10 opponent. And he was going to get Belfort before all the crap happened and Belcher's injury too. A win over Belfort would have been convincing for a title shot. So I guess really Belcher could have been in the mix, but not anymore. We need to wait for him to get rescheduled for a fight and it looks like all the top MW fighters are booked already. He would have to settle with Okami or Munoz or somewhere along those lines. Otherwise he would just be given another irrelevant fight and I want to see Belcher fight the top of the MW chain anyways.

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True' date=' but it is against irrelevant fighters. Cote eventually got cut. And Jason McDonald isn't really one of the toughest guys in the MW division.

 

I think his victory over Pal Harris was good, but like I said he needs a top 10 opponent. And he was going to get Belfort before all the crap happened and Belcher's injury too. A win over Belfort would have been convincing for a title shot. So I guess really Belcher could have been in the mix, but not anymore. We need to wait for him to get rescheduled for a fight and it looks like all the top MW fighters are booked already. He would have to settle with Okami or Munoz or somewhere along those lines. Otherwise he would just be given another irrelevant fight and I want to see Belcher fight the top of the MW chain anyways.[/quote']

 

Belcher's opponents were more relevant than Bisping's though, plus he has the win streak.

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Belcher's opponents were more relevant than Bisping's though' date=' plus he has the win streak.[/quote']

 

Yeah, but seeing how the UFC has been as of late and giving title shots to people after just one win, I wouldn't be surprised if Bisping got a shot after one win. I guess your right about Bisping's opponents though. Rivera, Miller and Miller lol aren't exactly top fighters. But the fact Bisping did well againt the #2 MW says something. Even though he lost, he did so impressively.

 

Belcher has the win streak, but I think he is gonna have to work for it like Weidman is. Weidman has actually beaten a couple top ten opponents, Demian Maia and Munoz (maybe even #5), and he didn't even get a shot. I want to see Belcher up there though. He just keeps getting freaking injured and is kept inactive.

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Well I think what should happen and makes the most sense would be winner of bisping/Stann vs winner of Weidman/Boestch whilst we get our long awaited super fight of Silva vs GSP at the supposed 180lbs catchweight Dana has been suggesting. However I think this is highly unlikely as I kinda don't see Silva vs GSP ever happening buut it's nice to dream!

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He definitely deserves the shot over Belcher' date=' Stann, or Vitor. And the reason why I can make the argument that he deserves it more than Weidman is because Weidman has only fought a handful of fights. And sure Chris is undefeated, but Bisping has fought way more times and against more notable fighters all throughout his career. As for Boetsch, I guess he's on the same level, considering he just picked up a win against Lombard.[/quote']

 

What relevant fighters are MW has Bisping beat exactly? Rivera and Mayhem lol? He could have beat both of them in a 2 on 1 fight and its still not as credible as wrecking Mark Munoz.... oh and he didn't look that great in either of those wins.

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i think giving a title shot to bisping right now would seem forced, theres just to many fighters in the MW division who are better than him.If he beats stann though then i think he should get his chance but only to provide a new face for silva to turn into a pulp.

 

imo boetsch, vitor, belcher would all beat bisping.

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i think giving a title shot to bisping right now would seem forced' date=' theres just to many fighters in the MW division who are better than him.If he beats stann though then i think he should get his chance but only to provide a new face for silva to turn into a pulp.

 

imo boetsch, vitor, belcher would all beat bisping.[/quote']

 

^ this...... for the most part. I'm not sold on Boetsch yet. He had a good come back in the Okami fight but he was getting tuned up for three rounds and he beat Lombard but that doesn't impress me either.

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In order to deserve a title shot, you need to beat someone good. Bisping has yet to do that. It is really that simple. He only needs one win over a top 5 and than I say give him the title shot. Beating cans and losing impressively to top competition does not count.

 

Why do you think Bisping keeps making fun of Weidman beating a "fat" Munoz? Its because hes trying to invalidate something that he has never done... beat someone in title contention.

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