Entering Saturday night’s showdown between middleweights Michael Bisping and Brian Stann the hope was one man would emerge with a win impressive enough to help clear up the division’s contendership logjam. However, while Bisping certainly looked sharp, exhibiting some improved wrestling on top of his technical stand-up, his success ultimately came on the scorecards rather than by way of stoppage.
“I think I clearly won the fight. I haven’t got a mark on me…he hit me with one significant punch. Other than that I proved I’m the better Mixed Martial Artist. I think I clearly outclassed him even though he was there at the end,” said Bisping in an interview with Fuel TV after the bout’s conclusion. “If you looked at him at the end of the fight his face was heavily marked up and I’m still as pretty as ever.”
Attempting to further sell how worthy he is of a title-shot, Bisping referred to not only his status as a longtime veteran but a fighter fans tune in to see whether in support or out of a desire to watch the Brit get beat down.
“I want to fight for the title. I have been here for a long time. I continue to win fights and do it impressively. I am a draw and I have been eying Anderson for a long time,” he concluded. “That is the fight I want.”
Bisping has gone 5-1 in his last six fights with the lone loss involving a closely-contested decision to Chael Sonnen. He holds an overall record of 23-4 with past wins over the likes of Jason Miller, Yoshihiro Akiyama, and Chris Leben.
Check out the full interview with Bisping below:
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