Alan Belcher on possible UFC 152 fight with Michael Bisping: What's the holdup?


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(This story first ran at PressConnects.com) BALTIMORE — At 26 years old, UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones admits it is difficult even for him to realize he could soon be considered the best fighter in the history of mixed martial arts. But it’s a reality (…)

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As UFC Fight Night 48 draws near, it looks as though Michael "The Count" Bisping may be eyeing another opponent already, as he and Luke Rockhold got into a social media exchange last Thursday.
B/R got a chance to chat with Rockhold this past week in San Jose, California, to get his take on Bisping and if this is a fight that may happen in the future.
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Damage > Cardio.
We interrupt the ongoing drama between Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold to focus on the man "The Count" will actually fight next, Cung Le.
Bisping and Le are set to headline UFC Fight Night 48, which goes down inside Cotai Arena in Macau, China, on Aug. 23, 2014, live on UFC Fight Pass. It's a Middleweight fight that can have a major impact on the current Ultimate fighting Championship (UFC) rankings.
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The whole card had solid fights from top to bottom, with both title fights being especially memorable even though they had wildly different outcomes.
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Michael Bisping's career has been a pretty interesting one when you really look at it.
He was a trailblazer in the UFC for fighters from the U.K., a winner of The Ultimate Fighter when that still meant something and a guy who spent the better part of a decade being reasonably considered as a fringe title contender.
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The war of words between Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping doesn't seem to have an end in sight.
Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contenders Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold have engaged in a bitter war-of-words over the last few weeks.
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"The Count" also believes Lyoto Machida will dethrone Chris Weidman this weekend (Sat., July 5, 2014) at UFC 175 to capture the middleweight title. Following his unanimous decision loss to Tim Kennedy at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): "Nations" Finale this past April, Michael Bisping wasted no time in asking for another fight.
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When there is no peril in the fight, there is no glory in the triumph. --Pierre Corneille
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