Michael Bisping names the opponent Sean Strickland will “probably” fight in his first UFC title defense
UFC commentator Michael Bisping has given his thoughts on who Sean Strickland will probably fight first when defending his new UFC title.
Last weekend, Sean Strickland shocked the world. He defeated Israel Adesanya via unanimous decision to capture the UFC middleweight championship. In the eyes of many, it’s one of the biggest upsets in UFC history – and that probably stretches to all of mixed martial arts, too. It’s the kind of fight that will live long in the memory, but for now, it’s time to look ahead to the future.
Many have discussed a possible rematch between Strickland and Adesanya. Others, meanwhile, feel as if an immediate rematch isn’t deserved for ‘Stylebender’.
Michael Bisping, meanwhile, has decided to give his take on the title conversation.
Bisping’s Strickland prediction
“The reality is, the champ gets to call the shots,” Bisping said. “The champ does get a say…maybe he wants to fight Jared [Cannonier] because he wants to get that one back…Israel Adesanya, though, there’s going to be a lot of people supporting Israel. He’s won two of his last three, he’s a workhorse…and Sean Strickland, it gives him the opportunity to shut the door…showing real balls, stepping up to the plate as usual…Sean Strickland vs. Israel Adesanya 2, that’s probably what we’re gonna see.”
Quotes via MMA News
There’s no denying the intrigue that many would have in seeing these two run it back. At the same time, the likes of Cannonier, du Plessis and the Costa/Chimaev winner may have something to say about that.
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