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

  1. WHERE HAS THE COMMUNITY BUTTON GONE???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  2. Kingron84 says:

    Lol Bisping may have never turned down a fight but the only good ones he has fought ended with an fat L.

    Bisping can talk about Rua when he dominates 3 or 4 people in one night to win the middleweight grand prix.

    • Pussy says:

      Agree100%,2005 grand prix was one of the best mma events ever shogun ripped through his competition that night.bisbing needs to show some respect.lil nog and shogun was one of the best fights ever.

      • Hiiipower716 says:

        He definitely showed respect…did you even read it?

      • Jujitsu Player says:

        Not even relevant. Bisping shows respect read the fucking post before you jump on someone elses bandwagon.

        Also 2005 was 7 years ago dude, yes Rua WAS a legend but IMO he is a bitch for turning down a fight like this.

        • Pussy says:

          And ur a bitch for saying that.bisbing is not even close to shoguns level.he hasent even beatin a top ten guy yet.and don’t even bring up chael,im tired of hearing that bullshit.so what it was 7yrs ago,he came to the UFC and ko’d machida when everybody was saying it was the machida era.chuck,Forrest,Coleman.mike never turned down a fight…jeezus he ain’t fight nobody gimmie a break man.if it was a rampage,chuck,randy,penn,Hughes that said what mike said fine,they have been trough the storm.bitchbing?Lol…

        • Jujitsu Player says:

          ***** – Take Rua’s dick out of your mouth and face up to the fact that he’s ducking a fight he would probably lose because he’s a scared bitch and taking an easy fight against Brandon the ‘gatekeeper’ Vera. Bipsing might not have beat the same level guys as Rua has in the past but he’s never ducked a fight and took the Chael fight on about 2 weeks notice. Therefore Rua is a ***** and Bisping is not.

        • Jujitsu Player says:

          ***** – Take Rua’s dick out of your mouth and face up to the fact that he’s ducking a fight he would probably lose because he’s a scared bitch and taking an easy fight against Brandon the ‘gatekeeper’ Vera. Bisping might not have beat the same level guys as Rua has in the past but he’s never ducked a fight and took the Chael fight on about 2 weeks notice. Therefore Rua is a ***** and Bisping is not.

        • scotty says:

          U really didnt just put WAS in front of legend?! haha could be one of the dumbest things I have read in a long time on these forums.. Shogun is a legend and will remain one.. Dominated Pride then came to the UFC and became a champ there as well and possibly on his way to another shot.. And he wouldnt have turned down the fight if Glover had couple more fights in the UFC.. He beats a guy with only 1 fight in the UFC, What does that get em? Nothing, just beat a new guy in the UFC.. Atleast Vera has a name in the UFC, might not be at the top but has a name.. Should have been Machida rubber match i think and winner gets a title shot but didnt work out that way..

          Also Shogun fought 2 guys in one night to win the Grand Prix!

        • Jujitsu Player says:

          I’m not denying he’s a legend of the sport so lets get that straight you condescending prick. I was responding to some other douche’s comment so wind your fucking neck in. I’m saying he’s just not the fighter he was 7 years ago and he should get over his ego and stop being a ***** and fight whoever the fuck he’s told to fight. Bottom line is he’s taken the Vera fight because its easy and he knows he can beat him.

      • Coffee409 says:

        2005 Grand Prix??? It’s fucking 2012, dumb-ass.

    • The real cat smasher says:

      Shogun didn’t fight 4 times in one night. The grand prix was spread out across several months dumb shit.

  3. DAMN! says:

    Unlike Shogun, Bisping ate one H-Bomb and got knocked the fuck out.

  4. Pussy says:

    But bisbing hasn’t fought top elite fighters yet,well wanderlei and hendo but he lost.shogun beat chuck,Coleman,overeem,machida,rampage,arona,and so on and so on.not only beat these guys but destroyed them.bisbing is a good fighter but beat some top fighters first before u open ur mouth.

  5. A.James says:

    I don’t think Bisping meant any disrespect towards Shogun.

    • muaythai17-1 says:

      your right he didnt which is funny why people are arguing over a clear misunderstanding lol

      Grand Prix was 7 years ago, 5 tears ago was Chael Sonnens last fight at 205, which he lost badly, like the 3 before that…..yea he’s really worthy for a shot at the current undefeated 205lb champion…wow logic really won that one guys haha

      i understand speaking before you think, but typing before you think…these dudes must be really stupid or really fast at typing!

  6. Tyler Wood says:

    im not ready for the title shot with anderson silva what is that bisping sounds like ducking to me *****

  7. Jay says:

    When bisping accomplishes what shogun has he can talk shit. Texeira fight made no sense, at least Vera has been a champion, despite his lackluster few years.

    • Somebody says:

      Vera has never been a champ in the UFC, he did beat Mir, he lost to Silva, then lost to Couture. SO i don’t know what you are talking about unless its another MMA federation. Bisping merely stated that he understands why Rua turned down the fight. ” I can kind of understand why Shogun Rua feels the way he does being a former champion.” Basically he was stating that Rua had nothing to gain in that fight and a lot to lose. I don’t understand why everyone is bad mouthing Bisping.

  8. Mickey Thompson says:

    Bisping isn’t disrespecting anyone, he said positive things about Shogun and Texiera. Anyone who thinks otherwise either can’t read or formed an opinion based on the trademark “bjpenn.com misleading headline” alone.

  9. newanderthal says:

    Unlike Shogun, Bisping has never defeated a top 10 opponent (lost to Evans, Henderson, Sonnen).

  10. Nick says:

    The title makes it seem that Bisping is bashing Shogun, but he’s not. He’s siding with him. Bisping said at the very end he’s never turned down an opponent.

  11. Koshchek Always Fights Fair says:

    Hey Bisping. Is that why your chin is always bruised from Dana’s balls hitting it while you suck his dick? Shogun did what he had to.

  12. Ian says:

    Since Bisping never turns down a fight, I hope matchmakers offer him Glover.

  13. bigfan says:

    That was the last straw for me. BJPENN.com always makes their titles misquotes to get views. In this case, Bisping is saying he understands why Shogun did but the title of the article suggests otherwise. You won’t see me back here. Such a discredible source it’s disgusting.

  14. C-knockz says:

    bisping never turned down a fight because all his fights are a step up in competition unlike with shogun. if bisping gets a title shot at all it’s because the ufc is scrambling for a contender

  15. Boom says:

    The title is very misleading

  16. K2 says:

    I don’t know about you guys, but I was waiting to see Boetsch knock Bitchping tfo. Unfortunately he got a ***** infection and had to drop out…. :(

  17. Dub says:

    If Silva fights anyone other than Bisping, Im definately not buyin that PPV. On top of that, with Gust not getting in the title mix, im starting to lose respect for the UFC. I mean these arent even the fights everyone wants to see. Most people want Gust vs Jones and Silva vs Bisping.

    Nethier Silva or Bisping have been truly outclassed on their feet. Why not make this match up happen. Its due time for Bisping.

    • TheOtherGuy says:

      im a little late to the party but i think a correction is needed. 1. bis ducked belcher. 2. no one wants to watch the boring first round KO that silva will give to bis. 3. Gust vs Jones dosnt sound that fun a fight. Reason being is he wont win against Dan, its H-Bomb time. War Hendo vs Rua II

  18. KIDD433 says:

    Bisping has turned down fights.Vitors call his ass out twice.He turns the fights down by calling someone else out.chicken shit.He ain’t on Shoguns level

  19. newanderthal says:

    Unlike Shogun, Michael Bisping has never defeated a top 10 opponent.

  20. 123 says:

    get a grip, how old are you people? probably never had a fight in ur life so dont talk shit about sum1 that has accomplished alot in his life. wankers

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