Michael Bisping vs. Wanderlei Silva is a bout that was first rumored on MMABay which, if you didn’t know, is a site that has about as much credibility as a hobo who sleeps in his own feces. But, according to MMAJunkie, it’s not bullshit after all:
Wanderlei Silva’s (32-10-1 MMA, 2-5 UFC) first contest in the middleweight division will likely take place at UFC 105 in November.
MMAjunkie.com has learned from sources close to the event that [Wanderlei] Silva is currently in negotiations to face Michael Bisping (17-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) in the main event of [UFC 105 in November]. While bout agreements have not yet been distributed, company officials are hoping to officially announce the contest as soon as next week.
The event is set to take place in Manchester, England and air via tape delay for free on Spike TV. Sweet. I enjoy free things. Which is also one of the main reasons why I like sleeping with your mother. She stopped charging me months ago.
Needless to say, this fight will reignite the career of the winner while literally ruining the career of the loser. Despite their recent setbacks, a mere two or three victories in a row for Bisping or Wanderlei could set either man up for a title shot. At the same time, a loss for Bisping will all but prove that he has been overrated the entire time the UFC has been pushing him. After all, in spite of his impressive 17-2 record, the biggest win on Bisping’s record is a decision victory over Chris Leben. While Leben is a tough fighter, he has also dropped fights to middle-of-the-road middleweights like Kalib Starnes, Jason Macdonald, and Joe Doerksen. Wanderlei, on the other hand, has lost five of his past six fights. His lone win over Keith Jardine and his all-out war with Rich Franklin have proven he can still compete with the best in the world, but another loss will signify that it’s likely time for the Axe Murderer to call it quits.
So there you have it. The winner remains a relevant factor in the title picture at 185. The loser will either have to retire (Wanderlei) or become just another UFC fighter who can’t win against the top guys (Bisping). Ah, drama.
UPDATE: Wand’s manager talked to Fighters Only and said that the bout has not been proposed to their camp. He also implies that even if it was proposed, they would likely shoot it down as the Axe Murderer doesn’t want to return to the cage until February. MMABay strikes again with their tomfoolery.