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Luke Rockhold, Tim Kennedy Comment On Michael Bisping’s Loss

Michael Bisping was on the cusp – again – of competing for the UFC middleweight title, but could not clear the final hurdle.

Bisping fell to Vitor Belfort Saturday night at UFC on FX 7, ending his run at a match with UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

“The Count,” who is never afraid to speak his mind, had to expect his fellow fighters to comment on the loss – and they did.

Both Luke Rockhold, the last Strikeforce 185-pound champion, and Tim Kennedy made mention of the match on Twitter late Saturday night after Bisping was stopped by Belfort.

Both Rockhold and Kennedy have signed with the UFC after the closing of Strikeforce, though neither has a match lined up. Rockhold did post that he is ready to go whenever the UFC calls his name.

  • mosa

    its funny because i think bisping will smash thim both coimng from kenedy fan

    • warriordave927

      Maybe a good matchup for kenedy as a first UFC fight

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  • mitch-o

    yeah they are both now able to fight Bisping sooner than expected. I think Luke is more upset with how Michael bragged about besting him in a sparring/training session, and some fighters commented on how silly that is. Yet as fans we should want to hear how confident fighter are and how they compare to others or would beat up other competitors. I don’t disagree with the silliness & egomaniacal bragging rights part but do see how Bisping could say that after being asked questions about Luke Rockhold that were loaded with the thoughts of them facing each other in top division fights at 185. I felt sorry for Bisping losing his title chance vs Anderson but on the other hand, he didn’t really propel himself to be the top guy just after one win vs Stann & close fight w/chael. The problem is nobody was definitively the top challenger at middleweight, Chael lost for the 2nd time, Okami-Vitor-Maia-Marquardt lost, Munoz was thought to be the next guy but he lost to Weidman and Anderson said no to that idea. Hendo was considered to be a good challenger to him and I would still like to see that matchup again but Dan doesn’t like to cut that weight anymore as he can fight just as good at 205 and face Jones. Bisping was the logical big name choice and Anderson was interested as was I but now Vitor has proved that he can still be a top fightere at either weight but really hasn’t fought at 205 just catchweights above 85. Belcher lost, Boetsch lost, Weidman will be back soon, Lombard could be up there soon, Jake Shields could be an option, Luke Rockhold, Jacare De Souza, Lorenz Larkin Costa Phillopou, maybe Tim Kennedy make a miraculous run ? doubted but he could fight Bisping and maybe Mike will get back there soon and actually win a title contender fight ? what do you guys think and who will be a next challenger to SIlva?

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