After dropping five of his last six fights, Wanderlei Silva found himself victorious once again in his first bout in the UFC’s middleweight division. The former PRIDE champion took home a unanimous decision over Michael Bisping this past Saturday at UFC 110: Nogueira Vs. Velasquez, his first victory in almost two years. While all three judges scored the fight 29-28 in favor of Silva (which was how we scored the bout as well), Bisping felt that he may have gotten the short end of the stick.
“It was a close fight,” Bisping noted during the UFC 110 post-fight press conference. “Personally, I think I won rounds one and two. Congratulations to him. Full credit to him on winning the fight. Personally, apart from the guillotine, and I got dropped in the third round, but apart from the guillotine attempt off the takedown in the second round, as far as round two, I really didn’t have any offense come my way. I felt I clearly won those two rounds.
“I’m a little annoyed, you know? I don’t come here to put on a good performance. I come here to win. Winning is what’s important. We don’t put all this effort in to lose to a good fight or a good performance. Yes, Wanderlei is a legend, and I was very proud to be in there with him, but I’m a little disappointed right now. I lost tonight. I’m pissed off about that. I don’t train this hard to get losses. But I want to get back in there ASAP and fight another good name and get back to my winning ways.”