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UFC champ Michael Bisping: Georges St-Pierre fight could be my last – win or lose

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Michael Bisping will take sole possession of the record for most UFC fights at UFC 217. The historic trip to the octagon could also be his last.

Retirement is not a foreign topic to Bisping (30-7 MMA, 20-7 UFC), who is scheduled to put his UFC middleweight title on the line against Georges St-Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC) in the Nov. 4 headliner at Madison Square Garden in New York. “The Count” has broached the subject in the past, but it appears he’s more serious now than ever.

Bisping, 38, today appeared on “The MMA Hour” and casually revealed the clash with St-Pierre could be his final fight – win or lose.

“This might be my last-ever fight,” Bisping said. “I don’t know if I’ll fight again after this. What a way to go out if it is. … I don’t know (if I’ll retire). Maybe, there’s a possibility. This may be my last fight. So if everyone wants to see Michael Bisping get knocked out, this is your last chance to do it, guys.”

Bisping made his UFC debut in December 2006 after winning Season 3 of “The Ultimate Fighter.” In that time he’s racked up numerous records. He is tied for the most fights in UFC history (27) and is the record-holder in prestigious categories such as wins (20) and significant strikes landed (1,533).

It’s been a long career for Bisping in which he’s endured many highs and some painful lows. He said his passion for competition hasn’t faded, but given his accomplishments, financial success and growing opportunities outside of fighting, he said the option of retirement is growing increasingly more attractive.

“I’ve done it for so long now,” Bisping said. “There’s other things to do in life. I still love this, don’t get me wrong. You can’t do it forever. Georges should have stayed retired. Georges should have retired as the champion. I’m going to beat Georges, and I’ll retire as the champion – maybe. I haven’t made my mind up on that yet. It depends. If there’s enough money involved, maybe I’ll stick around. I don’t know.

“I’ve got a lot of things going on outside the octagon, and I’m very lucky in that regard. I love fighting. I’ll keep fighting until I’m 50 years old. But, if you truly want a legacy, I say win the belt, defend it a few times and then retire as champion. There’s no better way to go out than that.”

Although part of Bisping is thinking about a dream exit from the sport, he said he’s not looking past St-Pierre. He wants to show the former long-time welterweight champion that he made a grave error deciding to end his four-year retirement against him.

Bisping said he’s not ready to make any bold or final decisions about his future beyond UFC 217. However, he admits the outside noise from those closest to him is difficult to ignore.

“My family wants me to retire, my wife wants me to retire,” Bisping said. “There’s a lot of people saying, ‘Mike, you should retire.’ My manger says it. Everyone says I should retire as champion. I’ve made some money along the way, I’ve had a great career, I’ve represented my country. I’ve received more through mixed martial arts than I ever could have dreamed of. But you can’t go on forever. You have to know when the time is right. I’m not saying the time is right, but I am contemplating. We’ll see.”

For more on UFC 217, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Luke Rockhold labels Robert Whittaker 'true champion,' plans eventual move up to 205

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Luke Rockhold is keeping his options open with regard to his future following a successful return to competition from a 15-month layoff at UFC Fight Night 116. That includes a potential change in weight class down the line.

Rockhold’s (16-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC) comeback fight after losing the UFC middleweight title to Michael Bisping in June 2016 went largely free of error on Saturday when he managed to overwhelm David Branch (21-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) for a second-round stoppage win in the FS1-televised headliner at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.

After the fight, Rockhold heavily criticized the upcoming 185-pound title fight between Bisping (30-7 MMA, 20-7 UFC) and Georges St-Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC) at UFC 217 on Nov. 4. He said “The Count” will smoke St-Pierre and thinks he should instead get the next title shot because he will put up a real fight.

Rockhold is unlikely to be next in line, though. Interim UFC middleweight champ Robert Whittaker (19-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC) sits atop the queue and is waiting for his unification match against the UFC 217 winner. Rockhold said he would be interested in fighting Whittaker in the meantime, because he views him as the most legitimate titleholder.

“Whittaker is definitely an interesting fight,” Rockhold told MMAjunkie after his main-event win. “I think he’s the true champion right now – the man who fights the fights that count, other than some poser up there running away with the belt.”

It seems illogical for Whittaker to accept another fight before facing the Bisping vs. St-Pierre winner, which leaves Rockhold in a bit of a predicament. A rematch with fellow former UFC champ Chris Weidman (14-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC), who Rockhold defeated by fourth-round TKO at UFC 194 in December 2015, was suggested. However, there doesn’t appear to be much interest, at least from Rockhold’s side.

“Chris Weidman’s lost three in a row,” Rockhold said of Weidman, who is actually coming off a win over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC on FOX 25 in July. “That doesn’t make much sense at this point. I’d rather not do that again at the moment.”

With options limited, Rockhold said a change in weight class could be in his future. His top priority is still to regain the UFC middleweight title, but Rockhold admits his weight cut for UFC Fight Night 116 was among the worst he’s ever endured ahead of a fight.

A move up to the light heavyweight division is almost guaranteed before his career is over, Rockhold said, but he doesn’t intend on jumping up a weight class while his good friend and training partner Daniel Cormier holds the position as UFC champion.

“I’ll fight light heavyweight,” Rockhold said. “The weight cut was rough. I’m not going to lie, it always is. … I’d love to go to light heavyweight. I’d do really well. In the gym, it’s more natural for me. I think I could do things. But ‘DC’ is obviously the man in the division right now. I’m not going up until he gets out. If he goes up or he retires, you can damn well guarantee I’m coming up. I have business to do here first.”

Rockhold’s ability to handle more meaningful business in his division going forward stems from a winning performance against Branch. It wasn’t Rockhold’s best showcase in the octagon, he said, but ultimately he got the job done.

Despite some criticisms of a slow start, Rockhold said the early portions of the fight where he struggled was all about getting his footing back after a long layoff. He managed to get past that and batter Branch into submission with strikes.

“I was OK with (my performance),” Rockhold said. “I didn’t expect him to come forward so hard. I wanted to find my timing, get my range. It was a bit of a weight cut and just trying to get my bearings there in the clinch and figure it out. When I’m best, I wait.”

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 116, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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Luke Rockhold wins, gets mad, turns his focus on … Georges St-Pierre?

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So Luke Rockhold shows up in Pittsburgh for UFC Fight Night 116, wins the fight he’s supposed to win against David Branch, then gets on the mic afterward with fire in his eyes and spits some threatening words at … Georges St-Pierre?

That’s not how it was supposed to go. Granted, it’s been a little more than a year since Rockhold lost his UFC middleweight title in a stunning upset, and memories can get hazy over time, but shouldn’t it be Michael Bisping who Rockhold yells at in post-fight interviews?

And, in a way, maybe he was. As Rockhold explained backstage after the fight, he wasn’t calling St-Pierre out by any means. He was warning him off, urging him out of the way, precisely because the former UFC welterweight champ’s scheduled comeback against Bisping at UFC 217 in November is the thing standing in way of Rockhold’s quest to take the title back from Bisping.

“I’m trying to inspire (St-Pierre) in any way, shape or form,” Rockhold told MMAjunkie. “Get the (expletive) out. This is my fight.”

First of all, yeah, that’s probably not going to work, and one must assume that Rockhold knows it. St-Pierre has had his sights set on this Bisping fight for a solid year now, so he’s not going to get scared and withdraw two months out just because Rockhold tells him he’s probably going to lose.

Second of all, while there are plenty of reasons to hate on the Bisping-GSP matchup as a pure cash grab, Rockhold actually hit on a good argument against it now that it’s far too late to do anything about it.

See, it’s not just that St-Pierre is in over his head, according to Rockhold, though there is that. It’s also that Rockhold isn’t buying the idea that St-Pierre might really want to <i>be</i> the UFC middleweight champ.

“’GSP,’ if he wins somehow, some way, because anything can happen in this sport, maybe, he ain’t going to (expletive) fight any of us,” Rockhold said. “There’s no way he fights any of us. That’s the stupidest thing about this fight.”

Rockhold’s not the first person to offer this hypothesis. You’ve got to admit, there’s some sense to it.

St-Pierre’s been gone from the UFC for nearly four years now, but when he got serious about a comeback it was in a division that he’d never competed in, which right there is a little weird. Then there’s the fact that he seemed to seize on this idea immediately after Bisping became the champ, whereas he’d showed very little interest in fighting as a middleweight at any other time.

Add it all up, and it seems like St-Pierre has pegged Bisping as his best bet for claiming a UFC title in a second weight class while also clocking a monster payday. If he’s successful on both counts, will he really want to hang around and fight the Robert Whitaker or Luke Rockhold-types in a consistent, timely fashion?

It’s possible, sure, but it does seem tough to imagine. And with the UFC’s middleweight class now looking more interesting and competitive than it’s been in years, it’d be a real shame to see contenders collecting dust while the UFC chases quick cash.

Can you blame Rockhold if, after doing that same math in his head, what he came up with in the end was a stammering, indignant rage? Bisping’s defended his title only once, against an aging rival far from the top of the ranks. The last time a true contender had a shot at the UFC middleweight belt was when Rockhold took it from Weidman in 2015.

That must make it hard to keep the faith as a top fighter in the division. Rockhold certainly is that, as he proved when he shook off some early rust to dominate Branch en route to a second-round finish in the main event.

But when you can’t say where any of that will get you, it makes sense to get a little angry. And these days it’s a lot easier to get that than it is to get a middleweight title shot.

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 116, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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Luke Rockhold: Michael Bisping will crush Georges St-Pierre, who needs to 'get the f*ck out' of fight

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PITTSBURGH – Luke Rockhold is looking to jump back into the title mix after a successful return from a 15-month layoff in the UFC Fight Night 116 main event.

In his first fight since losing the UFC middleweight title to Michael Bisping at UFC 199 in June 2016, Rockhold (16-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC) forced David Branch (21-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) to tap out to strikes in the second round of their bout, which took place at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh and aired on FS1.

Rockhold made some strong post-fight statements in the octagon specifically directed at the upcoming 185-pound title fight between Bisping (30-7 MMA, 20-7 UFC) and Georges St-Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC) on Nov. 4 at UFC 217. Rockhold believes St-Pierre has no chance of claiming the belt, and for that reason he thinks it’s a pointless matchup.

“I’m not calling ‘GSP’ out wrong. Don’t get it wrong; get it straight,” Rockhold told MMAjunkie. “I’m telling ‘GSP’ to get the (expletive) out of his irrelevant fight. I don’t think he has any chance. I really don’t. I’m just telling you the straight truth. ‘GSP’ is going to get crushed. His game plan will not work against Bisping.

“As much as I don’t like (Bisping), the other guy, he’s going to lose. The takedowns, Bisping is going to scramble. He’s going to get up. The size is going to wear on him. He’s going to outbox him, and he’s probably going to put him away in the later rounds. That’s the fight. It’s going to happen. I’ll bet the house on it. I’ll even (expletive) bet on it.”

Rockhold said part of him believes St-Pierre will withdraw from UFC 217, and if that happens he said he’ll be prepared to step in as a replacement. He’s the last to hold a victory over Bisping, and the pair have a heated rivalry dating back several years.

If the fight does come to fruition, though, Rockhold obviously believes “Rush” poses little threat of winning. If the most unlikely outcome in Rockhold’s mind does happen, however, he doesn’t see any scenario in which St-Pierre agrees to fight him.

“‘GSP,’ if he wins, somehow, some way, because anything can happen in the sport maybe, but he ain’t going to (expletive) fight any of us,” Rockhold said. “There’s no way he fights any of us. That’s the stupidest thing about this fight.”

When looking at options outside of Bisping or St-Pierre, there’s nothing that gets Rockhold’s blood boiling on the same level. He dismissed a rematch with Chris Weidman, and he threw some praise at interim UFC middleweight champ Robbert Whittaker, who is sidelined with injury.

Rockhold is still taking in his first victory since December 2015, and he’s happy he was able to put away Branch with a dominant finish, especially because of the pre-fight trash talk between the two.

“I didn’t say (expletive) (after the finish),” Rockhold said. “I didn’t say a damn thing. But this guy coming at me just trying to belittle me and talk me down like I haven’t done anything, I don’t have a chin, I can’t box. Mother(expletive), shut up.”

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 116, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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Give a (expletive)? Tickets for UFC 217 on sale today

When UFC President Dana White is your social media manager, don’t expect Madison Avenue messaging.

White today announced UFC 217 tickets on sale in the way that only Dana White can, adding a special caption to the poster the Nov. 4 pay-per-view.

“For those of u who give a (expletive)….. tickets for UFC at MSG go on sale today,” White wrote.

He might not sound like it, but White hopes fans do give one. It’s the UFC’s much-anticipated return to Madison Square Garden in New York City, and the promotion is coming in hot with the return of former UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC). “Rush” adds 15 pounds to his usual frame to take on perennial heel and middleweight champ Michael Bisping (30-7 MMA, 20-7 UFC).

Adding star power to the card are a pair of title fights. Bantamweight champ Cody Garbrandt (11-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) defends against longtime rival T.J. Dillashaw (14-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC), and women’s strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk (14-0 MMA, 8-0 UFC) attempting to tie ex-champ Ronda Rousey’s title defense record at six in a bout against Rose Namajunas (6-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC). It’s quite rare the UFC brings three title fights in one night.

Tickets went on sale at 7 a.m. today, and as of 1:30 ET, the buy in was $306 on Ticketmaster with a pair of front-row seats going for $6,512.

Of course, there’s still two months until the event. If prices perform anything like they did for “The Money Fight,” there could be discounts to be had.

So buy them or don’t, you goofs.

For more on UFC 217, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

The Blue Corner is MMAjunkie‘s official blog and is edited by Mike Bohn.

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Michael Bisping: Jon Jones deserves lifetime ban from MMA after 2nd failed drug test

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For UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping, what to do with Jon Jones after the light heavyweight champ’s second failed drug test is simple: Ban him for life.

“I think it’s fair to say that he has definitely tarnished his legacy,” Bisping said in an interview with SI Now. “I think he will always be remembered for the stunning performances that he put on. When he first broke into the UFC, he was incredible – absolutely unstoppable. Yes, outside of the octagon he’s made some very, very bad decisions. And unfortunately this is one that isn’t going to go away for a long time.”

The steroid turinabol was found in Jones’ urine during a pre-UFC 214 drug test administered by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency after the July 28 weigh-ins for his title fight with Daniel Cormier, who Jones defeated by third-round knockout. In an interesting twist, Jones passed out-of-competition tests on July 6 and July 7 and also passed a blood test conducted on fight night, though USADA cautioned it was too early to draw conclusions because turinabol is only detected in urine tests.

If proven guilty of knowingly taken steroids, Jones (23-1 MMA, 17-1 UFC) faces a potential four-year suspension after already having served a one-year term for a failed drug test, which Jones later explained was the result of a tainted sexual enhancement pill.

Jones has yet to offer any explanation for this latest failed test since the news broke Aug. 22. Bisping (30-7 MMA, 20-7 UFC) has thoughts.

“It’s fair to say there’s no smoke without fire,” Bisping said. “This isn’t his first time. So, I guess we’re going see how this thing unfolds, but it’s not looking good.”

When asked if Jones deserves to be banned for life from ever competing again in MMA, Bisping did not mince words.

“I believe so,” Bisping said. “If you have a history of taking performance-enhancing drugs, there’s no place for it. This is a vicious sport. It’s not for everybody. We’re not trying to put a ball into a basket. We’re trying to — you can dress it up however you want — we’re trying to beat our opponents, either into submission or knock them out. Performance-enhancing drugs have no place in this sport.”

For complete coverage of UFC 214, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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Tickets on sale this week for Georges St-Pierre's return at UFC 217 in New York City

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Four years after he walked away from the sport, Georges St-Pierre will make his return this fall on an historic stage.

Tickets go on sale this week for the promotion’s return to New York City for UFC 217. In the main event, Michael Bisping (30-7 MMA, 20-7 UFC) will defend his middleweight title against former welterweight champ St-Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC). And a second title will be on the line in the co-feature when bantamweight champ Cody Garbrandt (11-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) takes on rival T.J. Dillashaw (14-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC).

And just today, the organization announced a third title fight: women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (14-0 MMA, 8-0 UFC) and Rose Namajunas (6-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC

UFC 217 takes place Nov. 4 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

Tickets go on sale to the general public through Ticketmaster Friday beginning at 10 a.m. ET. But ahead of that, two pre-sale periods are available. UFC Fight Club members can buy seats Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET, and UFC.com e-newsletter subscribers can purchase tickets Thursday at 10 a.m. ET.

The latest UFC 217 card includes:

  • Champ Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre – for middleweight title
  • Champ Cody Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw – for bantamweight title
  • Champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Rose Namajunas – for women’s strawweight title
  • Ricardo Ramos vs. Aiemann Zahabi
  • Paulo Borrachinha vs. Johny Hendricks
  • Curtis Blaydes vs. Aleksei Oleinik
  • Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Ion Cutelaba
  • Jorge Masvidal vs. Stephen Thompson
  • Corey Anderson vs. Patrick Cummins
  • Randy Brown vs. Mickey Gall

For more on UFC 217, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Ex-champ Luke Rockhold calls UFC 217 headliner between Michael Bisping, Georges St-Pierre 'a joke'

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Former UFC middleweight champ Luke Rockhold is coming back with a vengeance for his octagon return.

Rockhold (15-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) is fighting ex-WSOF champ David Branch (21-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 116, but he’ll be ready if there’s a shuffle at the top of UFC 217.

If the Nov. 4 headliner between former welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC) and current middleweight champ Michael Bisping (30-7 MMA, 20-7 UFC) falls apart, Rockhold said he’ll make a quick turnaround for New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

“I’m (expletive) tired of waiting,” Rockhold told MMAjunkie Radio. “I’m not (expletive) around. I’m tired of this (expletive). I’m tired of talking about it. I’m coming with a vengeance.”

UFC Fight Night 116 takes place Saturday at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. The card airs on FS1 following an early prelim on UFC Fight Pass.

Rockhold doesn’t think highly of St-Pierre getting a shot at the middleweight title despite never competing in the division during his UFC tenure.

“I think Georges St-Pierre is a joke,” Rockhold said. “I still don’t have faith that Georges makes it to the fight, so we’ll see what happens.”

With his return more than a year in the making, Rockhold aims to reestablish himself as a frontrunner in the 185-pound class. He spent an extended period on the shelf with a knee injury, which forced him to withdraw from a pivotal rematch with Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, and sparred with the UFC over contract terms.

With a new deal now in hand, Rockhold still has some misgivings about the way the sport is promoted. But he’ll put those aside as he tries to work his way back into the title picture.

If he needs to make a quick turnaround to get back in contention, he’ll make it happen.

Rockhold isn’t too impressed by Branch’s tough talk leading into the fight, dismissing a selfie video the ex-WSOF champ shot to declare he would “beat you like you stole something.”

“I don’t really give a (expletive) about people that talk behind sunglasses and a beanie,” Rockhold said. “He can talk all he wants – it’s going to be fight time next week, and he’ll find out where he belongs.”

Still, Rockhold takes care not to underestimate Branch, lest he repeat his mistake against Bisping. There are no more mistakes he can make if he wants to regain his former glory.

For more on UFC Fight Night 116, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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A for effort, D- for execution: Michael Bisping tries Valentina Shevchenko's nifty dance moves

UFC middleweight champion and UFC 215 commentator Michael Bisping gave it a solid effort, even if the results left something to be desired.

Before her narrow split-decision loss to women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes (15-4 MMA, 8-1 UFC) in Saturday’s UFC 215 pay-per-view headliner in Canada, Valentina Shevchenko (14-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) dazzled fans during the event’s open workouts with her nifty dance moves.

It was quite the show (via Twitter):

On Saturday night, Bisping, who was working the FS1 analyst desk, gave it a shot and posted the less-than-superb results.

As you can see, he’s no Shevchenko, despite a spirited effort (via Instagram):

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For more on UFC 215, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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Champ Tyron Woodley responds to Rafael dos Anjos' callout, has eye on Bisping-GSP winner

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Champion Tyron Woodley doesn’t appear to be all that interested in granting Rafael dos Anjos the next UFC welterweight title shot.

Dos Anjos (27-9 MMA, 16-7 UFC), who earned a first-round submission victory over Neil Magny (19-6 MMA, 12-5 UFC) in Saturday’s UFC 215 co-main event, called out Woodley (18-2-1 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) following the event.

Woodley, who served an a in-studio analyst for FS1 during the event, replied immediately and dismissed dos Anjos as a threat to his reign.

“Well, I’ve got a Gucci belt you can have,” Woodley during UFC 215’s post-event show. “I’ve got a Louis Vuitton belt you can have, but the welterweight gold, the 14 pounds, brother – it’s going to be a long time before I give that up.”

Woodley didn’t explicitly say he wouldn’t fight dos Anjos, but he said the Brazilian needs to put in more work in the 170-pound division. Dos Anjos is a former UFC lightweight champion who moved up a division earlier this year, and he’s since gone 2-0. The win over Magny was particularly impressive, but was it enough to stake the next claim to a title shot?

Woodley doesn’t think so.

“I didn’t take (the callout) personally,” Woodley said. “All I’m saying is there are a lot of guys in my division. They always put them in front of me, and everyone thinks they have the solution to beat me. But I think I’m the most well-rounded fighter. I punch the hardest in the UFC of all the fighters. And he’s a great fighter. He’s a former world champion. I do think one or two more fights in the division, with a great performance like he had this evening, we will see him on the other side of the octagon. At that point, we’ll be ready to role.”

Dos Anjos said following UFC 215, which took place Saturday at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, that the fact he was already considered for a title bout with Woodley at UFC 214 in July should put him in line for a crack at the gold.

Woodley apparently has other plans in mind, though. With UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping (30-7 MMA, 20-7 UFC) by his side at the studio desk, “The Chosen One” hinted that he would like to move up to 185 pounds and fight the winner of November’s UFC 217 main event between Bisping and Georges St-Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC).

“I want to fight at middleweight,” Woodley said. “So, I’m thinking about taking a trip up to middleweight.”

For complete coverage of UFC 215, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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