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.
— Luke Rockhold (@LukeRockhold) January 20, 2013
I am SO happy right now!#UFCFX7
— Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) January 20, 2013
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.