There's some pure gold on this thread, talk about deluded. Honestly think Lombard is a horrible matchup for Bisping.
I wasn't talking about Lombard in the first part of my post
I don't think there is an 'easy road' for Bisping, he will always eventually come up against a genuine title contender (or former champion) and struggle (Rashad, Hendo, Wandy, Sonnen, Belfort). He still has time to improve but it's a big ask for him.
All roads lead to getting dominated by Silva anyway.
Not a Bisping hater by the way. I would love to see him make it to the top of the ladder.
Guys like Vitor, Hendo or Wand will happily wade through a couple of shots from Mike for the chance to land a bomb. Outworking guys like that for 25 minutes without them catching you is pretty unlikely.
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