Michael Bisping has always been a fighter to voice his opinion no matter what the subject is. He doesn’t care what people think, and he is going to do whatever he wants, whenever he wants. In a recent interview with MMAFighting.com, Bisping talked about Anderson Silva’s upcoming match up with Stephan Bonnar — a bout that took many MMA fans by surprise.
Let’s be honest, more than likely, Anderson Silva’s going to decapitate him. I don’t think I’m saying anything too out there with that comment. Who knows? Stephan Bonnar is tough. He’ll give it a go. He’ll fight. I think Stephan Bonnar is going to do a better job than Forrest Griffin did…. I think from the UFC’s perspective it makes perfect sense [Anderson Silva vs. Stephan Bonnar]. I think from Anderson Silva’s perspective it makes perfect sense. They lost the main event and the co-main event in the space of a day, Brazil’s a massive market for the UFC now, it’s beyond huge. They’re going to put on a good card. The biggest star in mixed martial arts is Anderson Silva, who just happens to be Brazilian. It’s perfect for the fans who get to see their hero fighting live in Brazil.”
It appears Bisping thinks Bonnar doesn’t stand a chance, which is more than likely the probable outcome when these two square off. Anderson Silva is one of the best mixed martial artists to ever grace the UFC. He is undefeated in the UFC and he has the UFC record in title defenses and title fights.
Then you have Stephan Bonnar — a fighter that made history when he faced Griffin for the first The Ultimate Fighters Season 1 Finale. Since then, he has had an up-and-down career inside the UFC, but he is still one and three fight winning streak. Still, Bisping thinks it will be a better match-up than Forrest Griffin vs. Anderson Silva; a about that showed the sheer dominance of Silva when he KO’d Griffin inside the first round.
Sure, the bout between Bonnar and Silva will more than likely not be competitive, but at least fans will get to see the best MMA fighter to compete once again. Anderson Silva is only getting older, and it is only a matter of time before he hangs up the gloves. So having him fight as many times as possible a year can only benefit fans and the UFC regardless of whether the fight will be competitive or not. It’s a win-win scenario for UFC and company because they can get better pay-per-view buys, and build up Silva in the light heavyweight division again.
Bisping has also been doing his best to make a campaign to fight Silva. He believes he has the right tools to beat Silva, and he wants to test himself against the best in the world. First things first — he has to get past Brian Stann this weekend to even be considered a viable threat to Silva’s title. If he can defeat Stann in impressive fashion, then he may just get his chance at the middleweight belt.