Michael Bisping Publicly Addresses ‘Clickbait’ Kevin Holland Narrative

Michael Bisping is setting the record straight about his Kevin Holland take. Bisping was cageside calling the fights at UFC Orlando, which was capped off with an instant classic between Stephen Thompson and Kevin Holland. Start to finish, the card deli…

Michael Bisping is setting the record straight about his Kevin Holland take. Bisping was cageside calling the fights at UFC Orlando, which was capped off with an instant classic between Stephen Thompson and Kevin Holland. Start to finish, the card delivered nonstop action, but the main event saw all three commentators going nuts with excitement,…

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Michael Bisping critical of Kevin Holland’s performance at UFC Orlando: ‘That was not high fight IQ’

Kevin HollandFormer undisputed UFC middleweight champion, Michael Bisping has criticized the performance of welterweight striker, Kevin Holland in the Riverside native’s fifth round corner stoppage TKO loss to former title chaser, Stephen Thompson at UFC Orlando last night, questioning the former’s fight IQ, or lack thereof, in fact. Headlining UFC Orlando in the promotion’s first outing […]

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Former undisputed UFC middleweight champion, Michael Bisping has criticized the performance of welterweight striker, Kevin Holland in the Riverside native’s fifth round corner stoppage TKO loss to former title chaser, Stephen Thompson at UFC Orlando last night, questioning the former’s fight IQ, or lack thereof, in fact.

Headlining UFC Orlando in the promotion’s first outing in the city since December 2015, Kevin Holland slumped to his second consecutive loss against two-time welterweight title challenger, Thompson, having dropped a first round D’Arce choke submission loss to Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 279 in September.

Taking on Simpsonville striker, Thompson in his fourth main event under the banner of the UFC, Kevin Holland turned in a Fight of the Night-earning performance against the latter, however, was stopped in his own corner before the beginning of the fifth round, after fracturing his right hand earlier in the clash.

Michael Bisping critical of Kevin Holland’s outing at UFC Orlando

Questioning the high-level fight IQ of Holland following last night’s loss to veteran kickboxing star, Thompson, the above-mentioned, Bisping urged the Californian to remember that the sport was not a contest of popularity.

“We see all the time, people say, ‘The first one to shoot is a coward,’” Michael Bisping said on the ESPN+ post-fight show. “But then guess what, people shoot, because you know what, it’s allowed in the rules. It’s a mixed martial arts contest. This was one of the first times, and maybe the only time, I’ve actually seen somebody truly live up to that.”

“Kevin Holland had top position. Clearly. A couple of times, he was like, ‘No, no, no. We’re going to strike. That’s what we came here to do.’ I believe he will regret that decision going forward, because that was his ego getting the better of him. This is not a popularity contest in terms of, ‘Oh, everyone thinks I’m a real badass guy.’ No, you come here to win a fight. This is high stakes. Do you want to be a champion? Do you want to earn a lot of money?”

“Do you want to be known as one of the best fighters in the world? Or a guy who puts on a show and possibly gives away a victory. That was not high fight IQ.” (Transcribed by MMA Fighting)

Also suffering a hand injury in last night’s ‘Sunshine State’ main event, Thompson revealed he fractured his left hand during the fight.

The former two-time title challenger snapped a run of two consecutive losses to grappling-heavy opponents, Gilbert Burns, and Belal Muhammad.

Michael Bisping makes case for Pereira v Whittaker & encourages Israel Adesanya to take some time off

Israel Adesanya, Robert Whittaker, Michael Bisping, Alex PereiraMichael Bisping would be okay with Israel Adesanya getting an immediate title rematch and also made the case for Robert Whittaker as the next top contender. This past Saturday, former UFC middleweight champion Adesanya faced longtime rival Alex Pereira in the headlining bout of UFC 281. Adesanya appeared to be on his way, ahead on […]

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Michael Bisping would be okay with Israel Adesanya getting an immediate title rematch and also made the case for Robert Whittaker as the next top contender.

This past Saturday, former UFC middleweight champion Adesanya faced longtime rival Alex Pereira in the headlining bout of UFC 281. Adesanya appeared to be on his way, ahead on the judges’ scorecards, to a victory when Pereira scored a fifth-round TKO to become the new 185-pound titleholder.

Michael Bisping praised Israel Adesanya and encouraged him to take some time off

Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping took to YouTube to share his thoughts on Adesanya’s dominant reign before finally being defeated by Pereira.

“Now we don’t know what the UFC is going to do, I have no idea,” Bisping said (ht Middle Easy). “Me, personally, I think he’s he deserves a rematch. I think he has been such a great champion. He’s been entertaining. He’s been charismatic. He’s been a workhorse for the UFC. They said on the commentary that ever since Israel won the belt, he has competed in 20% of the UFC title fights. I mean, that is phenomenal.

What a schedule, what a workload, the toll that takes on the body and mentally as well. It is incredibly draining. So maybe Izzy, you know, can go away and take a little bit of time out, a little bit of time and have a little well-earned rest.”

Bisping would like to see Robert Whittaker get a title shot if the rematch doesn’t happen

Bisping further argued former champion Robert Whittaker should be in line for a title shot if the rematch did not come to fruition.

“I would like to see an immediate rematch, failing that, it’s Alex Pereira versus Robert Whittaker,” he said. “Robert Whittaker is clearly the next guy in line if you ask me. He’s beaten everybody else and is head and shoulders as the next best guy after Israel. Well, of course, we got Pereira there now as well.

So, Pereira as the champ, Izzy in my mind takes a little break, in the meantime, Pereira fights Robert Whittaker.”

Michael Bisping ‘happy’ that the crowd booed Claudio Puelles at UFC 281: “You can’t keep lying on the goddamn floor”

michael bispingMichael Bisping understands the criticism that Claudio Puelles received following his UFC 281 performance. UFC lightweight, Claudio Puelles, took a big leap up in class on Saturday night when he took on his first-ranked opponent in Dan Hooker. Puelles looked to implement his heel hook, a move that has won him three fights in the […]

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Michael Bisping understands the criticism that Claudio Puelles received following his UFC 281 performance.

UFC lightweight, Claudio Puelles, took a big leap up in class on Saturday night when he took on his first-ranked opponent in Dan Hooker.

Puelles looked to implement his heel hook, a move that has won him three fights in the UFC. The ‘Prince of Peru’ attempted the Imanari roll several times. Eventually, Puelles would get himself a successful entry but Hooker’s experience served him well, facing no real danger before escaping back to his feet.

Hooker would dominate Puelles on the feet, punishing the 26-year-old who seemingly had no answer to the striking of ‘The Hangman’. Hooker would eventually stop Paul less with a front kick to the body in the second round.

Michael Bisping criticizes Claudio Puelles

Former UFC middleweight champion, Michael Bisping took to his YouTube channel to discuss the events of UFC 281. Bisping was critical of Puelles’s performance, saying that he was ‘happy’ that the crowd booed him following the fight.

He’s back in a win against a very one-dimensional fighter,” Bisping said. “Puelles needs to go away now and do some work. Dan Hooker was sensational. ‘I’m not taking anything from the victory, but as we know.

“Puelles kept going for that Imanari roll, He’s good at that, but if you can’t get it, you can’t keep lying on the goddamn floor over and over again. I’m happy that the crowd booed him.”

Puelles now has a record of 12-3 and 5-2 within the UFC and although came up short, he is still young and has the potential for a bright future in the UFC

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Bisping Compares Aljamain Sterling’s Emerging GOAT Status With Stipe Miocic’s

Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping has used Stipe Miocic’s heavyweight reign as a reference for assessing Aljamain Sterling’s claim to bantamweight GOAT status. At UFC 280 last month, Sterling dealt another blow to his doubter…

Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping has used Stipe Miocic’s heavyweight reign as a reference for assessing Aljamain Sterling’s claim to bantamweight GOAT status. At UFC 280 last month, Sterling dealt another blow to his doubters by adding a second successful defense to his record. While his rule initially came under scrutiny for the way…

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Bisping Lists 5 Reasons Why Israel Adesanya Will Beat Alex Pereira 

Michael Bisping is picking Israel Adesanya to beat Alex Pereira at UFC 281. Michael Bisping knows a thing or two about being the middleweight champion. He came to the UFC and worked his way up the ranks and eventually won that 185-pound belt when …

Michael Bisping is picking Israel Adesanya to beat Alex Pereira at UFC 281. Michael Bisping knows a thing or two about being the middleweight champion. He came to the UFC and worked his way up the ranks and eventually won that 185-pound belt when he defeated Luke Rockhold in 2016. Now Bisping is taking a look…

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