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Brendan Schaub slams commission for allowing Michael Bisping to fight at UFC Shanghai two weeks after submission loss

MMA: UFC 217-Bisping vs St-Pierre Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight champion Michael Bisping had one of the quickest turnarounds in mixed martial arts (MMA) history, taking on Kelvin Gastelum two weeks after coughing up his strap to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 217 via rear-naked choke.

And while fight fans, Gastelum as well as the promotion were all appreciative of “The Count’s” brass balls to step up on short notice in replacement of Anderson Silva, not everyone was thrilled with the higher-ups giving him the green light to do so. Among them is Brendan Schaub, who took to social media to express his disappointment.

Check it out:

Bisping is still a MW great. There is a reason fighters get suspensions win/lose after fights. Hopefully future fighters can learn from this. Of course every fighter wants to fight, just like every NFL player wants to play after being concussed. That's what coaches and commissions are for. Love Bisping. Chinese commission can kick rocks tho. It's 2017 not 1993. Do. Better. **Deleted the actual Fight video due to respect of Bisping**

Indeed, the fight was a risk all the way around, but “The Count” saw it as a win-win situation. Of course, he didn’t foresee getting handed a vicious first-round knockout loss via the heavy hands of Gastelum.

Indeed , while a win for Bisping would have had people singing a different tune, the fact remains the brash Brit was slept twice just two weeks apart, which can’t be good for anyone’s health.

Where do you stand on the issue, should the athletic commission -- as well as UFC — have allowed Bisping to compete after getting choked unconscious by Georges St-Pierre just a few weeks ago?

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