Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping lists his high 4 must-see UFC fights that he desires to see happen in 2023.
“There are some mouthwatering matchups that now we have but to see, that we’ve been denied of, that we completely should see within the yr 2023,” Bisping stated on his YouTube channel.
Francis Ngannou vs. Jon Jones
“First struggle on the checklist, and this positively must occur in 2023, I can’t consider it hasn’t occurred but. I’m speaking about Jon Jones versus Francis Ngannou,” Bisping stated.
“The best of all time in Jon Jones, a person that had a meteoric rise. The one particular person to beat him was Matthew Hamill by disqualification,” continued Bisping. “That ought to have been allowed to proceed. Jon Jones must be undefeated, however regardless the person has been in and received 15 consecutive title fights.”
“On the flip facet, Francis Ngannou. The person’s terrifying, the hard-hitting man – hits like a Ford Focus going 1,000,000 miles an hour, or one thing loopy like that. We all know in regards to the knockout energy. He’s getting higher on a regular basis. He’s studying easy methods to sprawl. He beat Stipe [Miocic], the best heavyweight of all time. The final time we noticed him, he beat Ciryl Gane. Evolution. He confirmed some new wrinkles. He confirmed some takedowns, however how will he do towards Jon Jones?
“That’s the large struggle that everybody desires to see, and it completely has to occur within the yr 2023.”
Marlon vs. Sean O’Malley 2
“Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera – ‘Sugar’ Sean O’Malley. This struggle has to occur in 2023 as a result of they fought earlier than. ‘Chito’ received by a knockout. Kick the leg, harm the nerve. ‘Chito’ went down, elbow city; O’Malley was out.”
“I’m a fan of them each, however the’ve bought to struggle once more. The rationale method is as a result of they’re on the trajectory. They’re two of the largest stars within the bantamweight division.”
Khamzat Chimaev vs. Colby Covington
“This man is liked, hated, worshipped, detested, feared contained in the octagon. I’m speaking about ‘Borz,’ the Wolf, Khamzat Chimaev. Since this man got here to the UFC he’s been unstoppable, however he wants an actual take a look at. He wants an actual struggle. He wants somebody that may match him with the wrestling prowess. I’m speaking about Colby Covington.
“Khamzat versus Colby must occur for a number of causes. Khamzat Chimaev is on the market. He’s asking for struggle everybody. He says that he’s been provided 4 opponents, however 4 opponents turned him down. He desires to struggle Alex Pereira for the middleweight belt. He desires to struggle Leon [Edwards] for the welterweight belt. He actually says that he desires to struggle everybody, however he has to earn a title struggle.
“He’s 6-0 within the UFC. He’s had some devastating performances. Gilbert Burns pushed him to his restrict. There have been rumors of a struggle taking place between Khamzat and Colby at UFC London in March when Leon fights Kamaru Usman for the third time. That was going to be the co-main occasion. It was by no means formally introduced, however that was the rumor. It sort of went away, and now we’re listening to Khamzat saying that he can’t get a struggle. Colby Covington at present doesn’t have a struggle.”
“That’s the struggle I need to see as a result of I need to know, can Khamzat do it? Can he struggle somebody that may wrestle? Can he struggle somebody that’s simply as sturdy, perhaps? Can he struggle somebody that has the gasoline tank to go 5 rounds, and may Khamzat go 5 rounds? These are all questions that want answering.”
Conor McGregor vs. Jorge Masvidal
“There are lots of people on the market that need to struggle Conor McGregor. There’s Michael Chandler. There’s Tony Ferguson. Each of them can be nice fights, however the one I need to see is towards Jorge ‘Gamebred’ Masvidal.”
“(Masvidal) is a striker. What will we need to see? I don’t consider Conor McGregor’s bought an excessive amount of longer within the struggle sport. He’s been there, completed it, smashed it out of the rattling park.”
“I need to see him towards somebody that’s going to placed on an thrilling struggle. I don’t need to see somebody making an attempt to wrestle him. I’m not saying Conor couldn’t beat these guys. That’s not what I’m saying in any respect, however he’s in all probability going to struggle at 170. He’s teasing 185. He’s not going to try this.”
“155 is within the rearview mirror large time. 170 goes to be the load class. I don’t need to see him towards Khamzat. I don’t need to see him towards a Khamzat. I don’t need to see him towards a Colby, or any of them. I need to see him in a enjoyable struggle. I need see somebody that’s going to face toe-to-toe. That’s what Masvidal will do.”
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