Originally Posted by Dr. Death
I had Mike winning it too. I've read all the stats that point to a win so went back and watched the fight. I still gave it to Bisping. He was nailing Sonnen with some really crisp, accurate and surprisingly powerful punches. I was really surprised with this and when Sonnen did take Bisping down, he didn't get much off. He didn't hurt Bisping or really dominate him. Even in the third, I didn't feel Bisping was in any real danger. I understand the decision because everyone wants to see Silva v Sonnen 2 in Brazil. That makes commerical sense, it's already got that build up and Chael is a hype machine.
I just think even though Bisping would've been destroyed by Silva, he still deserved his shot. As for Sonnen, I love all the crazy shit he brings to the equation. He's really taken over from Brock and took that heel gimmick persona to a new level. Expect Sonnen to soon start slagging off Dana like Punk did with Vince! I wish Sonne all the best but what happens if he gets owned by Silva? Silva will no doubt be better and won't be scared after he took Bisping so lightly and nearly got his dreams shattered.
Bisping could've knocked Sonnen out for me had he followed up on shots but he didn't spot the chance quick enough and stepped back. I thought Sonnen seemed a little desperate and was constantly trying to take Bisping down, as if he'd ran out of ideas and thought "I'll put him on his back and the fight will be over." He won't get that time with Silva now, he'll shoot and get the front kick in his face. Sonnen will keep hyping and long may it continue but when Silva is ready, he'll put him to sleep. Oh yes, the irony.