The UFC has announced on their website, that UFC light heavyweight contender Michael Bisping will be dropping down to middleweight. Here’s what Bisping had to say:
“Even though I’ve never fought at middleweight, I’ve gone back and forth with the decision to go down pretty much my whole career,” Bisping said. “Even from my very first pro fight (April 2004), people were telling me that I was a little too small for the light heavies. But I kept winning and, at least before I stepped up to the UFC, I was winning easily so I didn’t really take much notice.”
While Bisping is more suited for the middleweight division, it’s not going to be an easy road to the top. The UFC middleweight division lacks fighter, but the ones it does have are first class. Bisping will have to take on the likes of Anderson Silva, Rich Franklin, Yushin Okami and Dan Henderson, all of which would probably beat Bisping 9 out of 10 times.