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If you're wondering why your Internet didn't slow to a crawl this week, one possibility is that Chael Sonnen didn't fire away at Mauricio "Shogun" Rua much leading up to their headline bout Saturday in Boston on UFC Fight Night on Fox Sports 1.
Below are the juiciest of Sonnen's work on the conference call from earlier this week. None of them figure to have the type of staying power...Read more »
Michael Bisping says a great many things about a great many people when questions are posed of him.
And sometimes, the talkative Brit will answer questions asked of people.
On Monday's UFC 159 media conference call, a reporter asked Alan Belcher what he thought a win over Bisping would do for his career in the middleweight division.
Belcher began to answer the question. He got...Read more »
Michael Bisping has done his share of bashing Long Island's Chris Weidman in the public sphere when there's a camera available.
Well, here's a video where Bisping actually says nice/positive things about Weidman's chances against middleweight champion Anderson Silva at UFC 162 in July.
(Newsday's app users can watch the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIiDBTtQONU)...Read more »
Michael Bisping never runs short on words to say. And when the UFC middleweight from England uses his words talk about Long Island's Chris Weidman, they're usually not nice ones.
A report surfaced late this week from Brazilian publication Tatame that the UFC is negotiating with Anderson Silva to defend his title against Weidman in July.
When asked Friday about that, Bisping said Weidman...Read more »
After the weigh-ins for UFC on FX in Brazil, Michael Bisping had this to say about Saturday night's bout:
Vitor Belfort had this to say in his post-weigh-in interview.
Newsday's app users can watch these videos at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZB09ffFxGo&list=UUEQafBcFZq5id7E63yR47nw&index=1...Read more »
If Michael Bisping beats Vitor Belfort at UFC on FX 7 this weekend in Brazil, he gets the next title shot against middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
That's what UFC president Dana White has said publicly on several occasions. (Of course, that doesn't always mean much, just ask Anthony Pettis.)
Beating Belfort isn't easy. No one is saying it is (except for maybe Bisping, but that's...Read more »
The latest round of public commentary coming from Michael Bisping underscores the issue facing the next UFC middleweight champion, whoever that may be: if that person doesn't beat Anderson Silva, he'll never have the respect that comes with being a champion. Bisping tweeted the day before Thanksgiving that he thinks his Jan. 19, 2013, fight against Vitor Belfort at UFC on FX should be for the interim...Read more »