It’s been almost three weeks since Wanderlei Silva took a “controversial” win over Michael Bisping at UFC 110. Despite every judge awarding the Brazilian a unanimous decision verdict, it appears Wandy still feels obligated to grant Bisping a mulligan.
“The next is (Yoshihiro Akiyama) and he is number one, and the number two is Bisping because I’m going to give a rematch to him,” Silva recently told MMAWeekly.com.
Wanderlei, if I sat next to you at the office I would slap a huge Post-it on your computer monitor stating, “Stop worrying about Michael Bisping!!!”
(However, I would precede that with “PLEASE” in all caps because the prospects of getting the evil-eye from MMA’s most intimidating stare down practitioner isn’t on my to-do list)
ALL THREE officials scored the bout 29-28 in your favor, so you clearly don’t owe Bisping jack even though the Brit was calling for a rematch immediately after the scrap.
“I don’t know,” Bisping stated at the UFC 110 post-fight presser. “It was a close fight. Personally, I think I won rounds one and two.”
Furthermore, it’s not like Bisping has ever held a major title of his own, so there’s no reason to believe another victory over him would make your ridiculous 33-10-1 record any more legitimate.
Regardless, Silva claims that his latest achievement is one of his sweetest, although we can understand why he feels that way as it was only his second win in his last six tries.
“This win was probably one of the most tasty of my career. I was eight months out of the Octagon and had to overcome a lot of challenges like the new weight, but I’m happy everything went out fine,” Silva told Sherdog.com.
Wandy may have been on Cloud 9 after the W, but old school MMA fans were particularly stoked to see Silva get back on the winning path. During his dominating run as PrideFC’s middleweight champion, “The Axe Murderer” was known as MMA’s most vicious finisher and that’s what fans would love to see again.
Can the 33-year-old find a way to go Wandy circa 2001 again? One thing’s for sure, talking about facing a guy that you just beat, that isn’t a gatekeeper to champion Anderson Silva’s 185-pound title, certainly won’t get you there.