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Fightweets: Does Michael Bisping stand a chance against Luke Rockhold?

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If I told you that Jason “Mayhem” Miller had his latest screwup this week, you’d probably tell me this was just another week in MMA.

But then, it’s not every week that Michael Bisping gets offered a title shot and Stipe Miocic wins the UFC heavyweight title, then goes home to Cleveland and hits a home run at Indians batting practice. So let’s jump right into a wacky week.

Can Bisping beat Rockhold at UFC 199?

@clangford4: In a sport where happy endings are few and far between, how good would it be to see Bisping win the title?

UFC 199 morphed into something completely different than the original plan when Bisping ended up with the middleweight title shot after Chris Weidman had to pull out of his matchup with champion Luke Rockhold (and best wishes to Weidman in his recovery from what sounds like an absolutely brutal neck injury, incidentally).

There’s now a chance that on June 5, we’ll wake up and find both Bisping and Urijah Faber as UFC champions, which is as crazy a thought as we’ve gotten to ponder in quite some time in this crazy little sport of ours.

Now, will that actually happen? That’s a different story. Bisping is on his hottest roll, with four wins in his past five fights and coming off the biggest victory of his career, over Anderson Silva in London. But that loss during that stretch, of course, was to Rockhold. And that submission loss, of course, is hard to forget. And Rockhold has pretty much been destroying everything in his path the past couple years.

So no, I don’t like Bisping’s chances against Rockhold. I picture it ending more or less the same way it did the first time, with Bisping competitive at first before Rockhold turns it up several notches. But that’s still ….View full article

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