Bisping Wants Hall of Fame but Won’t Ask
Michael Bisping may certainly have a Hall of Fame-worthy career, but he says he won’t be campaigning for a spot in the UFC Hall of Fame.
Bisping broke into the UFC in 2006 as an undefeated professional fighter, winning the light heavyweight contract for season three of The Ultimate Fighter. He soon quickly moved down to middleweight and in his approximately 11-year career in the UFC,
Bisping has earned victories over the likes of Matt Hamill, Dan Miller, Jason “Mayhem” Miller and Brian Stann. But his biggest wins and momentum picked up in the latter stage of his career. After a loss to Luke Rockhold, Bisping earned victories over C.B. Dollaway, Thales Leites and Anderson Silva before defeating Rockhold in a rematch at UFC 199 to finally capture the UFC Middleweight Title.
Bisping was known as a fighter who was always willing to take on bigger challenges, He earned seven post-fight UFC bonuses and is tied for the UFC record for most wins and fights in the promotion.
But Bisping says it’s up to the UFC to decide his entry into the Hall of Fame.
“It’s not something I’ve necessarily thought about but it’s something a lot of people have said to me,” Bisping said. “It’s not something I’m campaigning for or anything like that. That’s not something you campaign for. That’s embarrassing. It’s up to the UFC to recognize that. I’d like to think so, I’ve put the work in and I think I deserve it but that’s down to the UFC.”
Original Story: MMANytt