Michael Bisping “Frustrated” By Sonnen’s Title Shot, Has Been Waiting “Whole Career For A Title Shot” Of His Own
UFC middleweight Michael Bisping (23-4) is frustrated by Chael Sonnen’s (27-12-1) repeated ability to earn UFC title shots.
Bisping, who has never fought for a UFC title, is upset over the fact Sonnen is on the verge of yet another championship fight in the UFC, which is the third in five fights for the American.
“I can understand it from a business perspective because Chael sells,” Bisping said in a recent interview with ESPN. “But it’s frustrating because I’ve been waiting my whole career for a title shot, and the guy’s had three out of his last five fights be title fights.”
Sonnen is scheduled to challenge Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight championship on April 27 of next year, and even though Bisping is a middleweight, he is clearly unhappy about it considering Sonnen has no recent wins in the UFC at 205-pounds. Prior to the upcoming Jones fight, Sonnen had two opportunities to dethrone middleweight title-holder Anderson Silva, but Sonnen was unsuccessful in both attempts.
Even though Bisping is not pleased at the prospect of Sonnen getting weeks of television time with a title shot to top it all off, the business side of ‘The Count’ understands why the UFC made the decision and believes it is going to an entertaining season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’.
“But I do understand and it’ll be a great season of The Ultimate Fighter.”
What Bisping does not mention in the interview is how he had a chance to become No. 1 contender in the middleweight division last January, but lost his contenders fight to none other than Sonnen.
‘The Ultimate Fighter’ season 3 winner has a chance to make another claim at the No. 1 contender spot when he faces Vitor Belfort in the main event of UFC on FX 7 on Jan. 19.