Chael Sonnen just went from fighting a dude with a wrestling aptitude on par with his own, to competing against a guy that hails from a country that is virtually devoid of wrestling. The conventional belief is that when two non-heavyweight fighters are equally matched in stand-up, the determining factor of the hypothetical bout will come down to the attribute of wrestling. Extracting a conclusion based on the previous set of data, one would be inclined to believe there’s an elevated probability that Sonnen vs. Silva II will go down at some point this summer for the UFC middleweight title. In no way have I implied that Michael Bisping will lose in exactly the same fashion as Brian Stann — not in anyway. I’m simply taking your beliefs and filtering them through this vast medium known as the ‘Internet.’ Believe what you want.
Dana White broke the news today via Twitter that Mark Munoz is out of UFC on FOX 2 and has been replaced by Michael Bisping.White also stated the winner of Sonnen vs. Bisping will get a title shot against Anderson Silva. Correction, if Sonnen defeats Bisping, Anderson Silva will get a shot at Chael Sonnen’s title.
Now check out this clip of Bisping and Sonnen trading prophetic smack-talk last year.