Now that he's Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight kingpin, following a first-round knockout of Luke Rockhold at UFC 199 (video), the promotion's top 185-pound contenders won't have Michael Bisping to kick around anymore.
Because gentlemen, this is his first title fight.
That means he's calling the shots, so don't expect Chris Weidman to get another crack at the crown, especially since "All American" was recently finished by the aforementioned Rockhold. The way Bisping sees it, Weidman still has work to do before he can start making any sort of demands.
Weidman may not have a choice.
The former champ was expected to rematch Rockhold at UFC 199, but a neck injury gave him pause and opened the door for Bisping to upset the middleweight apple cart. In fact, "All American" recently had surgery and may not be available until later this year.
"The Count" is likely to be booked by then (hopefully against this guy).