Bisping’s Coach Claims Gastelum is ‘a Bigger Threat’ than GSP

Michael Bisping lost his UFC middleweight title to Georges St-Pierre less than two weeks ago and is currently preparing for a UFC Shanghai bout with Kelvin Gastelum Bisping immediately claimed after the fight that he would be seeking to get back into t…

Michael Bisping lost his UFC middleweight title to Georges St-Pierre less than two weeks ago and is currently preparing for a UFC Shanghai bout with Kelvin Gastelum Bisping immediately claimed after the fight that he would be seeking to get back into the octagon as soon as possible, although no one expected it would be […]

Kelvin Gastelum: Bisping a Better Fight for my Career Than Silva

Kelvin Gastelum saw a second opportunity at facing UFC legend Anderson Silva elude him but luckily Michael Bisping stepped up to save the day Gastelum has not shown any signs of regret following former UFC middleweight champion Bisping signing to squar…

Kelvin Gastelum saw a second opportunity at facing UFC legend Anderson Silva elude him but luckily Michael Bisping stepped up to save the day Gastelum has not shown any signs of regret following former UFC middleweight champion Bisping signing to square off against him in Shanghai, however. In fact, Gastelum appears to see Bisping as a […]

Quote: Kelvin Gastelum Is Bigger Threat Than GSP For Bisping

Only two weeks ago, Michael Bisping was defending the UFC middleweight title against former UFC welterweight champion and all-time great, Georges St-Pierre, at UFC 217. As seen in the fight, St-Pierre ended up submitting Bisping with a third-round rear-naked choke to win the middleweight title that earned him the right to call himself a two-division […]

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Only two weeks ago, Michael Bisping was defending the UFC middleweight title against former UFC welterweight champion and all-time great, Georges St-Pierre, at UFC 217.

As seen in the fight, St-Pierre ended up submitting Bisping with a third-round rear-naked choke to win the middleweight title that earned him the right to call himself a two-division champion.

Bisping is merely one week away from his next fight when he takes on ninth-ranked middleweight Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night 122 in the main event.

Some people including Bisping’s striking coach Jason Parillo believe that this could be a tougher fight than against GSP for Bisping.

Parillo recently spoke with the ESPN Five Rounds podcast (Transcript courtesy of MMA Fighting) about Bisping’s upcoming fight against Gastelum.

“Really, Kelvin is, in my opinion, on the feet, a tougher fight than Georges St-Pierre,” said Parillo. “It’s not like Mike’s a guy that shoots and wrestles all the time so obviously it’s gonna be a lot of stand up fighting, and this guy’s a bigger threat than I think that even Georges was.”

Make no mistake about it, GSP is an MMA Legend and the long-time welterweight kingpin of the UFC. However, he decided to take some time off from competition and retired from the sport as the reigning champion. After being out of action for almost four years, he decided to come back and fight Bisping.

Parillo stated that while a quick turn around like this could be a reckless move for most fighters, Bisping is different and already mentally focused.

“This guy’s got a different mind frame. Is it gonna hurt or help him? We’re gonna find out. . . You can look at it both ways. I’m looking that it’s a good thing that Michael wants to do. It’s something that he’s very happy about the decision that he made to do this, so we’ve got to ride that positive mind into this fight and hope for the best.”

“I’m concerned with everybody. If the guy’s got two arms and two legs and breathes, there’s a concern. You’ve got to try to look at the concern of it, but you’ve also gotta support your athlete and go in there with a positive mind frame. I know Michael can beat Kelvin Gastelum. I know Michael could beat GSP. I truly believe in my heart of hearts that Michael would’ve started running away with it had we got to that fourth round.

“Mike is a world champion, and he can fight any guy on the planet. Is there a question about how he’s gonna be mentally with how close this fight is? Sure, there could be. But I have a feeling Mike’s head is gonna be right in this fight, and it’s something that he really wants to go out there and win and try to dust off his last loss. We’re going in. We’re gonna go in regardless of whether I have concerns or don’t have concerns. We’re gonna go in and we’re gonna go in there to win.”

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Quote: Kelvin Gastelum Is Bigger Threat Than GSP For Bisping

Only two weeks ago, Michael Bisping was defending the UFC middleweight title against former UFC welterweight champion and all-time great, Georges St-Pierre, at UFC 217. As seen in the fight, St-Pierre ended up submitting Bisping with a third-round rear-naked choke to win the middleweight title that earned him the right to call himself a two-division […]

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Only two weeks ago, Michael Bisping was defending the UFC middleweight title against former UFC welterweight champion and all-time great, Georges St-Pierre, at UFC 217.

As seen in the fight, St-Pierre ended up submitting Bisping with a third-round rear-naked choke to win the middleweight title that earned him the right to call himself a two-division champion.

Bisping is merely one week away from his next fight when he takes on ninth-ranked middleweight Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night 122 in the main event.

Some people including Bisping’s striking coach Jason Parillo believe that this could be a tougher fight than against GSP for Bisping.

Parillo recently spoke with the ESPN Five Rounds podcast (Transcript courtesy of MMA Fighting) about Bisping’s upcoming fight against Gastelum.

“Really, Kelvin is, in my opinion, on the feet, a tougher fight than Georges St-Pierre,” said Parillo. “It’s not like Mike’s a guy that shoots and wrestles all the time so obviously it’s gonna be a lot of stand up fighting, and this guy’s a bigger threat than I think that even Georges was.”

Make no mistake about it, GSP is an MMA Legend and the long-time welterweight kingpin of the UFC. However, he decided to take some time off from competition and retired from the sport as the reigning champion. After being out of action for almost four years, he decided to come back and fight Bisping.

Parillo stated that while a quick turn around like this could be a reckless move for most fighters, Bisping is different and already mentally focused.

“This guy’s got a different mind frame. Is it gonna hurt or help him? We’re gonna find out. . . You can look at it both ways. I’m looking that it’s a good thing that Michael wants to do. It’s something that he’s very happy about the decision that he made to do this, so we’ve got to ride that positive mind into this fight and hope for the best.”

“I’m concerned with everybody. If the guy’s got two arms and two legs and breathes, there’s a concern. You’ve got to try to look at the concern of it, but you’ve also gotta support your athlete and go in there with a positive mind frame. I know Michael can beat Kelvin Gastelum. I know Michael could beat GSP. I truly believe in my heart of hearts that Michael would’ve started running away with it had we got to that fourth round.

“Mike is a world champion, and he can fight any guy on the planet. Is there a question about how he’s gonna be mentally with how close this fight is? Sure, there could be. But I have a feeling Mike’s head is gonna be right in this fight, and it’s something that he really wants to go out there and win and try to dust off his last loss. We’re going in. We’re gonna go in regardless of whether I have concerns or don’t have concerns. We’re gonna go in and we’re gonna go in there to win.”

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Michael Bisping on UFC Shanghai: ‘It’s a Win-Win Situation For me’

Michael Bisping believes he will reap the benefits of stepping up on short notice no matter what unfolds. On Nov. 25, Bisping will take on Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of UFC Fight Night 122. The action takes place inside the Mercedes Benz Arena i…

Michael Bisping believes he will reap the benefits of stepping up on short notice no matter what unfolds. On Nov. 25, Bisping will take on Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of UFC Fight Night 122. The action takes place inside the Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai, China. It’ll air live on UFC Fight Pass. […]

Early Bisping vs. Gastelum Odds May Or May Not Surprise You

The early betting odds for the new main event of UFC Fight Night 122 have been released. One of the biggest news stories last week was the revelation that former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva was pulled from his bout against Kelvin Gastelum at the upcoming event after he was flagged due to a potential […]

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The early betting odds for the new main event of UFC Fight Night 122 have been released.

One of the biggest news stories last week was the revelation that former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva was pulled from his bout against Kelvin Gastelum at the upcoming event after he was flagged due to a potential U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) violation.

The promotion then was searching to find a replacement for Silva, and they found former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. There are some questions regarding if a three-week turnaround will be too much for Bisping and the early odds seem to suggest so.

The fight will mean that Bisping is fighting on two different continents in two UFC main events in just a 21-day span. Bisping has opened as a +120 underdog to -161 favorite Gastelum, according to William Hill, which posted the first line for the fight (via bestfightodds.com).

By breaking this down, if you place a winning $100 bet on Bisping would result in a profit of $120. If you place a winning bet on Gastelum would net a profit of $62.11. That gives an implied winning probability of 45.5 percent for Bisping and 61.7 percent for Gastelum.

UFC Fight Night 122 is set to take place on November 25, 2017, at Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai, China. The main card will air on the promotion’s streaming service, UFC Fight Pass, while the preliminary card will also air on Fight Pass.

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