Bisping shocks the world
OH. MY. GOODNESS.
On 17 days notice, Michael Bisping, knocked out Middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, let thank sink in.
I’m not finished yet. He knocked out Rockhold, in the FIRST ROUND.
I am shocked. I could not move. That is not a joke. I was paralyzed. This was one of the most surprising fights I have ever seen.
This fight is right up there with the Ronda vs. Holly fight, and the Conor vs. Nate fight, regarding shock and surprise.
So, how did this happen?
Well, Luke was walking toward Bisping, with his hands down, something we saw Fabricio Werdum do against Stipe Miocic, and we all know how that ended.
Bisping snaps a right hook to the body, followed by a crushing left to the head. Rockhold staggers back, clearly not realizing what just happened.
Bisping hits him with another left hand; Rockhold at that point was gone. Rockhold was sitting up with his back to the fence and Bisping hit him, seemingly unconscious, with a couple more punches before the fight was stopped.
It took him ten long and grueling years, but Michael Bisping is the Middleweight Champion of the World.
Luke Rockhold was about to fight Chris Weidman. Bisping, on 17 days notice, takes the fight and comes in as a huge underdog.
He then does the impossible.
“I just didn’t see it happening, I took him for granted,” Rockhold said after the loss.
Rockhold admitted he came into the fight “a bit overconfident.”
He looked a bit complacent, and he paid for it dearly.
Can we talk about this for a second? Do you see a pattern here?
Nate Diaz takes a fight on short notice, shocks McGregor. Michael Bisping takes a fight on short notice, shocks Rockhold.
It seems that the fighter who takes the fight on short notice somehow is the one with the advantage.
Now, on the other hand, the short notice fighter has lost more times than not. BUT, lately, though, two big fights, both on short notice, both upsets.
Now, if you want to include the Jon Jones fight, well that’s not fair. He’s the best fighter in the world; Jon Jones is not losing. He’s the Floyd Mayweather of MMA.
Weidman is a much different fighter than Bisping. Perhaps that had something to do with Rockhold’s loss. Or perhaps it was Rockhold’s sprained knee? Any case, let’s not make excuses for him. Bisping fought hard and deserved to win that fight.
Next up for Bisping will probably be Chris Weidman, and I would assume Weidman will win that fight but then again, who knows?
If Weidman does beat Bisping, we should see a rematch between Weidman and Rockhold, which is what we were supposed to see tonight before Weidman pulled out with an injury.
Again, just unbelievable.
In this sport, anything can happen. Except for Jon Jones losing. That won’t happen.
A fantastic night for fight fans everywhere. Meanwhile, Conor has agreed to fight Nate Diaz again August 20 at UFC 202. Although last time he retired, so who knows what to expect?
Brock Lesnar announced his return to the Octagon will be at UFC 200 against an undisclosed opponent. That should be fun.
Weidman tweeted out “Mann… Congrats to Bisping. I’ll be waiting in MSG for you to hand me over that belt. Good job.”
And so the trash talk already begins. The question is, will Rockhold take another fight or wait for the winner of Bisping vs. Weidman?
I can tell you one thing; Weidman is probably one of the happiest people on the planet now that he doesn’t have to fight Luke. 9/10 times, Luke beats Bisping. 7/10 times, in my opinion, Luke beats Weidman.
This was a spectacular performance by Bisping; he deserves it. He better come ready to fight in November at UFC 205 against Weidman.
A possible rematch between Weidman and Rockhold will probably have to wait until Spring ’17. Ronda might fight at UFC 205 as well in November.
All I know is, we’ve got a fantastic card on July 9 at UFC 200, Jones vs. Cormier 2. But, before that we’ve got three good cards. Two of which are back to back. If you count UFC 200, it’s a three-day slate of fighting. Which means a lot of work for me but I can’t wait.
We’ve got a card on June 18 featuring Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone vs. Patrick Cote, and the always exciting Rory MacDonald vs. Stephen Thompson.
Then, just two days before UFC 200, we’ve got Lightweight Champion Rafael Dos Anjos, the man who was supposed to fight Conor, vs. Eddie Alvarez. That should be fun to watch.
Then, (yes, I am still, not done), just one day after Dos Anjos fights and one day before UFC 200, we have another title fight. Women’s Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk takes on Claudia Gadelha.
And then we have UFC 200. Wow. That card, by the way, is insane. Cormier vs. Jones 2, Lesnar vs. somebody, Miesha Tate vs. Amanda Nunes, Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar, Caine Velasquez vs. Travis Browne, T.J. Dillashaw vs. Raphael Assuncao. It’s ridiculous people. Which fight do you want me to write about? There’s too many. I love it.
But, this is what we expect the UFC to bring. It truly is one of, if not the most exciting sport(s) out there.
Catch you next time. Follow me on Twitter @RyanDorf.
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