Michael Bisping Must Prove Himself as a Fighter Before Facing Anderson Silva

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
November 7th, 2008

Coming off of a victory over Patrick Cote at UFC 90, Anderson “The Spider” Silva recently spoke about Michael Bisping as a potential future opponent saying, “Bisping is a good fighter, but he still has to prove himself as a top fighter.”

For those who feel that Silva took a shot at Bisping when he made that comment, think again, as Bisping recently said something very similar after his win over Chris Leben at UFC 89.

“I don’t think I’m there yet. I probably need one or two more solid fights over solid opponents. You’ve got to earn that right. And when I earn that opportunity, I want to be ready,” Bisping said when asked if he was ready to face Anderson Silva.

There is no word yet on who Anderson Silva’s next opponent will be. UFC President Dana White has said that Silva is very upset with his performance following UFC 90 and wants to get back into the Octagon ASAP.

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