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Rivera wins by default, gets Bisping next


Don’t cry too hard for Jorge Rivera, who was left holding his dick in Germany after Alessio Sakara succumbed to illness hours before the event began. Not only did he get paid his show money (like Sakara), he was paid his win bonus too. On top of all this, it sounds like the UFC is rolling forward as if Rivera actually HAD won. According to Rivera, he’ll be facing off against Michael Bisping in Australia for February’s UFC 127. I like the fight, but only because I like the idea of Bisping possibly getting knocked out by a 38 year old journeyman on his last roll around the octagon.

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*UPDATE* Oh, the perils of covering MMA news as it happens. It sounds like no one talked to Michael Bisping about this fight and considering Lil Lord Bisping thinks he’s one step away from a title shot, it shouldn’t be surprising that he might be turning down this fight:

Speaking to on Sunday, Rivera’s manager Lex McMahon of Alchemist Management stopped just short of calling Bisping a coward, and said the fight may not happen.

“UFC likes the fight, we like the fight, but I don’t think Bisping is man enough to fight Jorge,” McMahon said in a text message on Sunday. “He has no warrior spirit, he knows Jorge will break his will and crush him.”

Translation: “Yeah we agree the fight doesn’t make much sense, but we’re hoping that impinging on Bisping’s manhood will make him take the fight anyways.”

  • Reverend Clint

    everyone wins when sakara doesnt fight

  • Nachtfalter

    You seem kind of inconsistent when it comes to Bisping, Ryan… one day you love him and his awesome British douche act, now you’re hoping for him to get knocked out? I’m not complaining, mind you. Fuck consistency! This is MMA. We jump from bandwagon to bandwagon faster than lightning on acid.

    By the way, I would put the chances of Bisping losing to Jorge Rivera at around 20% – and that’s pretty much the Serra percentage that I would give anyone with two legs, two arms and even remotely decent abilty to punch. What I’m saying is, Bisping is far, far better than Rivera. If Bisping wasn’t Bisping I’d give some kind of hyperbole like “He’s gonna fuck him up” or whatever, but since Bisping is Bisping he’s just gonna jog around, jab Rivera until Compustrikes beancounters drop dead from exhaustion and win a lame Bisping-style decision.

    There, I’m pretty sure I broke the record for most mentions of Bispings last name in one paragraph!

  • Simco

    Nice mic.

  • subo

    What can Mikey do? He can’t wait forever to lose to Wanderlei again.

    Let Marquardt get his groove back by fucking Bisping’s world up.

  • Simco

    Nate is the type of fight Bisping needs instead of keeping him in limbo fighting outside the sphere of relevance.

  • iamphoenix

    I’m going to like the part where bisping loses.

  • Márcio

    Bisping vs. Rivera = FAIL

  • frickshun

    Nach–>I don’t remember ANYBODY on this site liking BizPing much or giving him an iota of respect.

    Alchemist is Hammer’s company, no? I love the manager’s fake rapper name of “Lex McMahon”. Super villain slash villainous marketing genius?

  • Nachtfalter

    Listen to some of the old Low Blows, frickshun… Ryan was sucking Bispings cock hard. Hell, he even bet he would beat Dan Henderson in a moment of complete and utter delusion.

  • frickshun

    Gotcha. I don’t listen to a lot of the shows due to lack of free time @ home.

  • hass100

    Being a brit i used to be a fan but not so much anymore. He is talking way too much shit these days and its frustrating to watch his lack of commitment to his punches and kicks.

  • SST

    Bisping would be in idiot to agree to this fight. He’s got nothing to gain.

  • FiveBoltMain

    Don’t be scared homie!!

  • Redping

    yeah stupid idea for bisping, he’d just end up taking rivera down and laying on him, or back-pedal fighting him like chris leben. he’d win and everyone would still tihnk he was a cunt. can’t he just actually fight sakara? there’s not many other people at middleweight who actually like to fight. I mean shit, it makes more sense for Court Mcgee to fight Rivera as it does for Bisping

  • G-ranical

    This fight makes total sense to me. Former gate keeper versus current gate keeper collide!!!!

    Fuck Bisping. He’s done nothing impressive that deserves a title shot or even a number one contenders fight.

  • jillian_g

    Too bad this fight didn’t happen. Bisping should start training seriously. Maybe having this kind of training can help this guy, click this.