Michael Bisping has always been a great self promoter. So much so, you wouldn’t even think he has a fight coming up. Bisping is going into hostile territory when he takes on Vitor Belfort at UFC on FX 7 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The fight could be considered a #1 contender’s match but there has been no official word from the UFC. When you consider that Belfort is just coming off of a loss against Jon Jones, the fight loses a little bit of its luster.
The thing that works out for Bisping is that if he wins the fight, he clearly will be the hottest contender at middleweight. With Chris Weidman on the mend, there are no other qualified candidates to face Anderson Silva.
You could make the argument that Strikeforce champ Luke Rockhold should challenge Anderson Silva next. But according to Bisping, after a recent sparring session with Rockhold, he should be considered the unofficial Strikeforce champ.
All kidding aside though, if Bisping gets past Vitor Belfort, and its a BIG IF, he deserves a crack at The Spider. Rockhold hasn’t faced the level of competition Bisping has. Bisping put in the time, if he is victorious, he should get Anderson Silva next.