Michael Bisping lent his support to his friend and co-commentator, Daniel Cormier, when Cormier suggested a return to the UFC at light heavyweight. Current champion Jiri Prochazka was well passed by his opponent Glover Teixeira, in the last title fight between the two fighters.
Bisping claimed that due to Cormier’s extensive wrestling experience, he should be able to top Prochazka in the wrestling department and win UFC gold again. The only problem, in Bisping’s eyes, is that he has trouble imagining Cormier ever hitting the 205-pound weight limit for the division.
“The guy is tall. The guy is fucking gigantic.”
“For him to go down to 205, he would have to be the victim of a great white shark attack, he would have to be on the most intense ketogenic diet you’ve ever seen.”
Cormier would seek to return to light heavyweight, as opposed to heavyweight, solely because he considers himself undefeated at 205 pounds.
He has lost only one recorded fight at light heavyweight (against Jon Jones). Unfortunately, that fight was marred by the doping controversy that plagued the Cormier-Jones rivalry. Cormier feels he still deserves a title opportunity, given he gave up the belt and didn’t lose it.
Only time will tell if the former two-time champion will make a comeback.
Michael Bisping and other former TUF champions get nostalgic in new UFC series
Recently, the UFC released a new series called Round Table fighters.
The first episode featured a truly special set of individuals. Only former TUF champions who became UFC champions were eligible. This meant the table consisted of Forrest Griffin, Rashad Evans, Matt Serra, Julianna Pena and Michael Bisping.
Funny stories, some more meaningful and a host of other topics concerning The ultimate fighter were discussed over a drink and a meal. The bond that unites these individuals was palpable.
Michael Bisping provided witty remarks, while Forrest Griffin brought veteran experience and a sense of composure. Matt Serra was louder than ever, Julianna Pena provided perspective that couldn’t be replicated, and Rashad Evans provided yet more wisdom.
The episode is sure to be an insightful watch for anyone interested in the history of TUF and the people who shaped it.