Michael Bisping took a win over Matt Hamill at UFC 75-Champion vs. Champion in London this past Saturday. Although fans have continuously bashed Bisping and the decisions made by the judges during that fight, Bisping agrees that he “would like to rematch Hamill at everyone’s earliest convenience.” Bisping apologized for not giving Hamill credit, admitting that he underestimated his opponent and blames it on the adrenaline rush. However, Bisping is still convinced that he lost the first round and definitely won rounds 2 and 3. Due to the massive e-mails he received from UFC fans, he feels that the best thing to do is to provide a rematch. According to MMA Universe, this is what Bisping had to say:
“ As most people will have seen, the fight withme and Hamill was a close one. I have seen the controversy surrounding the
decision so obviously have to reply. I personally feel he won round 1 and I took rounds 2 and 3. That said it was close and I can understand how some people would think differently. On the night I was given the decision and he wasn’t, on another occasion it could have been different. Looking at message boards it appears that some (major understatement) people are p****d off about my comments after the fight.
Looking back, I should have given Hamill more credit as he fought a great fight and has improved his all round game a hell of a lot. What you have to remember though is the adrenalin was running through my veins, I had fought a hard fight
and was obviously happy to get the decision. I would like to take this opportunity to say well done to Matt for fighting great and bringing the fight to me big time. I should have commented on this on the night.
I have contacted the UFC and stated I would like to rematch Hamill at everyone’s earliest convenience as I’m sure most of you know, no fighter wants a win when the decision is debateable. I am happy for the fight to take place where ever, and look forward to settling the score once and for all. I personally feel we put on a great fight for the fans and perhaps people should focus on this more.
I apologise to all my fans who feel let down by anything at the weekend, hey I’m a young man with a lot of emotion and sometimes say things in the heat of the moment.
I’d like to say thanks to everyone who has sent me there messages. There’s been to many to reply to them all. I will say this
though, if Matt Hamill gonna cut me next time he might need a carving knife as I’ve definitely got thicker skin over the last few days.
After the fight I had a few beers with my friends and made my way home with all my team. I’d like to say thanks to everyone at the Wolfslair for their continued help and support. Thanks to Team Rampage for all their help at Big Bear and thanks to all my sponsors (Tapout, Affliction, Premier Security and Xyience).