Coming to his match against Anderson Silva in UFC Fight Night 84, Michael Bisping is already setting sights on winning and moving up to challenge the winner of the rematch between Luke Rockhold against Chris Weidman.
Thou it seems that the rematch is an unpopular decision by the UFC, Bisping feels that the wide roster of the middle weights needs to get their chance for the championship.
“I don’t think it makes sense doing the immediate rematch, but the UFC are smarter than me, and that’s why I get punched in the head for a living,” Bisping told MMAjunkie.
“There’s a lot of other worthy contenders at 185. The fight wasn’t close in my opinion. Weidman was beaten very, very soundly. He’s going to get beaten again.”
With the wide roster comes with controversies for the title contenders, Bisping believes the rematch has to happen because of the delinquencies of the top fighters in the middle weight division.
“(Ronaldo) ‘Jacare’ (Souza) just lost, so I suppose that takes him out of the equation; Yoel Romero is another scumbag that (failed a drug test), so I kind of understand it a little bit,” Bisping said.
“Maybe Chris Weidman has a very good manager that managed to convince the UFC – I know he does have a good manager because I also have the same manager. He did a good job and got him an immediate rematch.”
With that, Bisping picks Rockhold to win and short hands Weidman in their rematch.
“Weidman is going to lose that fight again, so nothing will change,” Bisping said. “I will have hopefully beaten Anderson Silva, and hopefully mid-to-late summer it will be my time.”
Although the UFC had made promises in the past for title shots and some never materialized, Bisping hopes that his day will come to fight for the championship.
“I’ve been a top-10 contender forever, and I’ve won four out of my last five with my only loss coming to the hands of the champion (Rockhold). I think it puts me in a good spot.”