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Before you start trolling me, hear me out.


Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold don't produce that much heat out the cage. There's no drama.

And dammit I want some drama!!

Michael Bisping and Rockhold are like fire and ice, oil and water, like hipsters and mainstream music. They don't do well together, and that makes for an exciting fight. When there is tension involved it almost always ends in something magical in the cage. Remember Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz?

I mean, when the two fighters are calling each other smug a--holes and getting into verbal altercations at every meeting, I know there's going to be a throwdown. When they can't even get through an interview and they are not even in the same room.

"I want to be the world champion," Bisping recently said on The MMA Hour. "But I also want to beat Luke Rockhold. It is personal for me. And when I look at him, I just want to knock that smug look off his face. I really do. Because you've never seen somebody that walks around so smug. He's just the biggest, smuggest prick you've ever seen in your life. I would love another opportunity to punch that guy in the face."

Rockhold shot back at him later in an interview with FOX Sports, "It's your destiny to be my little b--ch."

The drama is real, and there really wasn't any with Rockhold vs. Weidman. Point one for Rockhold vs. Bisping being a better fight.


Of the three, no one has more heart than Bisping. No one has more to lose than Bisping. He's taking that belt or will die trying.

Rockhold already has the title, if he loses it to Bisping, oh well.

If Weidman were to lose again to Rockhold, no biggie – been there done that.

But if Bisping loses, he's done. He will probably never get another title shot and crowds will be chanting for his retirement. He knows this.

"If I lose this, I'll never get a shot again," Bisping said

Bisping had been fighting for 12 years and this is his first title shot. Twelve LONNNNNNG years.

It's time for the Bisping train to come into the station. He's on a three-fight win streak, including a win over Anderson Silva. Rockhold is on a five-fight win streak, but I think he might be overly confident as champion.

I know I am in the minority, but I think we see Bisping upset Rockhold on June 4.


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