LONDON ENGLAND - OCTOBER 16: Michael Bisping of Great Britain celebrates victory against Yoshihiro Akiyama of Japan during their UFC middleweight bout at the O2 Arena on October 16 2010 in London England. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
So says "The Count."
Bisping came up on the losing end of a razor-thin unanimous decision loss to Sonnen on the main card of the "Evans vs. Davis" FOX special back on January 28 in Chicago. It sent the former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) contestant (and coach) to the back of the line in what has become a very competitive race for the middleweight title.
But was the fight close enough to warrant a rematch with the title on the line?
Check it out:
"Dana called me after the Sonnen fight and I asked him, 'Where does this leave me in terms of the title?' He said to me, 'In fairness Mike, you won the fight.' Not that he sent me my win bonus! I asked, 'Where does this leave me for the title shot?' And he never said you don't get one. He said, 'We need to figure it out.' When speaking to Joe Silva, he said it all depends on what happens between Sonnen and Anderson. He said if Anderson wins, I might be sitting around for a while. So if Chael wins I might get to fight [for the title]. But I haven't been told anything official. Since Dan Henderson, I haven't lost a fight. The Wanderlei fight I was robbed of a decision, the Chael fight I was robbed, so it's going back to 2009. If you take those out, I haven't lost in seven or eight fights."
"Bisping robbed" is now trending on Twitter.
It would be a tough sell to get the brash Brit into a title shot with the winner of Mark Munoz vs. Chris Weidman, who fight for the right to party against the division champion at the UFC on FUEL TV 4 card just a few days later in San Jose, breathing down his neck.
And let's not forget about the winner of Brian Stann vs. Hector Lombard just over a month later.
Lots of pieces to sort through in this puzzle, Maniacs, but is Bisping looking past Tim Boetsch, who is hoping to play spoiler in their fight at the UFC 149: "Aldo vs. Koch" pay-per-view next month in Calgary?
Find out what's in store for them right here.