Some might say that UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva‘s reign of terror at 185lbs has cleared out every major contender the weight class currently offers.

There are a quite a few fighters sitting in the top ten of the division however that haven’t faced Silva yet and would love their chance to prove everybody wrong.

Michael Bisping sits among those top ten middleweights all hoping to get the next crack at Anderson Silva.

Recently, Bisping sat down with MMAWeekly Radio to break down and give his thoughts on the middleweight division, and the list of contenders who all believe they deserve a shot at Anderson Silva.

Of course, Bisping didn’t hold anything back when giving his opinion on any of the fighters that might be standing in his way of getting to Anderson Silva.

“There’s Alan Belcher, who’s a decent talent, no pun intended. He’s decent, but I think I match-up very well with him and I think I take him apart pretty easily. I don’t really see him vying for the title, or doing very well at all,” Bisping said.

The Brit then moved on to former NCAA champion Mark Munoz, who is currently recovering from elbow and foot injuries after a loss to Chris Weidman in July.

“You’ve got Mark Munoz – Mark Munoz who I never really thought was that good anyways. He was a wrestler with a very suspect chin, terrible boxing, and a style he refers to as ‘Donkey Kong’. I think anyone that refers to themselves as Donkey Kong needs to take a good look at themselves, and he was exposed when he fought Chris Weidman. I never thought he was that good to start with,” Bisping stated.

“Is he a nice guy? Yeah, he’s a (expletive) ace guy, one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. Do I think he’s all that? No, I thought he was overhyped all the time.”

So what about Chris Weidman?

He currently sits atop the contender’s list for most people ranking the middleweight division, but Bisping isn’t sold on him at all and believes he’s another fighter ranked too high just waiting to be exposed.

“Chris Weidman, I think he’s overhyped as well. Up until the point when he fought Demian Maia I had never heard of Chris Weidman before in my life because he had been fighting bums on the undercard. Then he fights Demian Maia and I had to turn the TV off in my dressing room because it was the most boring fight I’ve ever seen in my life,” Bisping explained.

“Upon that he fights Mark Munoz, and yeah he beats him, but if I remember right the crowd booed unbelievably throughout the first round because he just laid on him. Then he knocked him out with an elbow, but that’s due to the fact that Mark Munoz came in out of shape, unfocused, and looking like he was at a rock concert and not a UFC fight.”

Then there’s Brian Stann who Bisping faces at UFC 152, but again the former Ultimate Fighter competitor already knows he won’t be relevant in this conversation for much longer.

Brian Stann, obviously I’m fighting him in 10 days, so we’ll see what’s up with that. I’m confident in beating him so we don’t really need to talk about that,” said Bisping.

Once Bisping carves up and whittles down the other contenders list, it obviously only leaves one name remaining for the fighter who should be facing Anderson Silva next.

“So who does that leave? Oh yeah, that leaves me,” Bisping stated.

“I’ve been here for a long, long time and I’m ready to (expletive) take the title off of Anderson Silva. I don’t just want a title shot, I want to win the title. I’m a fighter, I don’t want a payday, I want to be the champ and I believe I can be.”

To hear the entire interview with Michael Bisping listen to Tuesday’s edition of MMAWeekly Radio

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Overeem ready to finally claim his long-awaited title shot

  • 20 days ago
  • 0 views

Alistair Overeem’s journey to the top of the UFC’s heavyweight division hasn’t gone quite as fast as expected. But on Sunday night, he gets his chance to make good on squandered opportunities by secu read news >>

Michael Bisping Talks Luke Rockhold, Anderson Silva Ahead of UFC 199 Title Fight

  • 6 days ago
  • 97 views

Michael Bisping thinks “destiny” has handed him the chance to become the UFC middleweight champion as he gears up to face Luke Rockhold on June 4 at UFC 199. An injury to Chris Weidman left the main read news >>

VIDEO: Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping Mud-Slinging Starts… Now!

  • 6 days ago
  • 118 views

Middleweight champion Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping got into a heated war of words on UFC Tonight. Check out the video. read news >>

Uriah Hall Says Luke Rockhold Made ‘Smart Move’ Accepting Fight with Michael Bisping Instead of Him

  • 5 days ago
  • 83 views

Uriah Hall offered to step in and fight Luke Rockhold at UFC 199. Not getting the call, he said Rockhold made the right choice to avoid him and go with Michael Bisping. read news >>

Paige VanZant Breaks the Internet with ‘Dressed Like a Day Dream’ Post

  • 4 days ago
  • 266 views

UFC strawweight Paige VanZant is as attractive as she is dangerous. The 22-year-old is currently competing on the reality series "Dancing with the Stars." read news >>

Cain Velasquez: I’m the Best in the Division; I Just Need to Stay Healthy (Video)

  • 3 days ago
  • 80 views

Cain Velasquez addressed injuries and staying healthy, maintaining that, when he is healthy, he is the best fighter the UFC heavyweight division has to offer. read news >>

UFC 199 Free Fight: Michael Bisping and Anderson Silva’s Controversial Bout

  • a day ago
  • 30 views

Michael Bisping won the biggest fight of his career when he defeated Anderson Silva in front of his home crowd in London this past February. read news >>

UFC Rotterdam Joe Rogan Video Preview: Alistair Overeem vs. Andrei Arlovski

  • 18 days ago
  • 42 views

UFC commentator Joe Rogan breaks down a pivotal heavyweight showdown between No. 3-ranked Alistair Overeem and No. 5-ranked Andrei Arlovski. read news >>

Journey Neson Working His Way Up the Bantamweight Division

  • 18 days ago
  • 4 views

Undefeated Journey Neson is working his way up the bantamweight division. He returns to the cage at SFL: America on Saturday night. read news >>

After 4th Straight Win, It's Now or Never for Alistair Overeem's UFC Title Hopes

  • 16 days ago
  • 8 views

In a division where advanced age seems to be a strength, there is no end in sight to Alistair Overeem’s UFC title hopes. For most heavyweights, there will always be more chances until everything comp read news >>