There are plenty of fans who aren’t big on Michael Bisping based on the Brit’s occasionally insulting or unsportsmanlike antics, but “The Count” brings it on a regular basis and did just that against former title-contender Chael Sonnen. After the bout Sonnen admitted he’d never been hit as hard as was the case against Bisping, and in the eyes of many it should have been the Ultimate Fighter 3 winner who received the judges’ nod. Sonnen has said he wants to move back down to 185 pounds, so why not give the two talented trash-talkers a full camp to prepare for and sell the showdown rather than the eleven days they were given based on an injury forcing the match-up the first time around?
There are some major rematches coming up inside the Octagon over the remaining months in 2013 including Cain Velasquez-Junior dos Santos, Ronda Rousey-Miesha Tate, and Anderson Silva-Chris Weidman. Last week also saw news surface stating B.J. Penn and Frankie Edgar would be facing off for a third time, albeit at 145 pounds rather than lightweight like their previous pairings. Rematches are big business in MMA, and though some cases involve tilts that aren’t really necessary, there are plenty of possibilities out there worth considering when it comes to past opponents facing off again. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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