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Wednesday, 08/01/2012, 03:08 am

Unlike Shogun Michael Bisping Has Never Turned Down An Opponent | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister
Michael Bisping comments in an interview with FUEL TV’s UFC Tonight.

Former UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Shogun Rua caused a bit of a stir when he refused to fight UFC newcomer Glover Teixeira. UFC President Dana White even went on to say that Shogun would have rather been cut than take the fight.

Middleweight Michael Bisping commented on Shogun turning down the Teixeira bout. Bisping was also keen to point out the fact that he had never turned down an opponent.

“I have asked for higher fights a couple times. I can kind of understand why Shogun Rua feels the way he does being a former champion. And Glover Teixeira is an amazing fighter, but he is not a household name like Shogun. Glover has everything to win in this situation, but Shogun has to look at what the gains are for him. I am not saying I would choose my fights, but I sympathize with them. We are not in the habit of choosing our fights, the UFC makes the fights. I have never turned down an opponent.”

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