Thursday, September 1, 2011

News from the U.K.

A couple of news worth things from the U.K. popped up today.

First, Michael Bisping has signed an 8 fight deal with the UFC. This has to be because of his brand recognition in the U.K. His last fight was his TKO win over Jorge Rivera after which he spit at his cornermen. In Bisping's defense, he has gone 11-3 in the UFC but has yet to beat a top level fighter. Losing to Rashad Evans, Dan Henderson and Wanderlei Silva. If he had signed a 4 fight deal, I would not be surprised. In my opinion, an 8 fight deal is a bit excessive.

The second piece of news comes from Ross Pearson who lost a controversial split decision last weekend against to Brazilian Edson Barboza. Pearson who feels he won that fight is lobbying for an immediate rematch. Being a fan of good fights, I would actually love to see them fight again. It was a great technical striking battle and an entertaining fight.

So that is today's news from the U.K.

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