Michael Bisping suffered a title ending loss at UFC 217. That being said, the fighter accepted a short notice fight just weeks after being choked out by Georges St-Pierre in New York. Three weeks removed from his submission defeat to St-Pierre, Bisping stepped inside the octagon yet again. This time, the mixed martial arts veteran was filling in for Anderson Silva.
Silva was initially set to headline UFC Fight Night 122, as the former champion was locked in to face Kelvin Gastelum. However, Silva was pulled from the event after being flagged by USADA for a failed drug test. On just weeks notice, after a rough title ending defeat, “The Count” elected to fill in the empty main event slot and agreed to take on Gastelum in the UFC’s debut in Shanghai, China.
That being said, things did not end well for Bisping. Gastelum managed to put his opponent away in the first round with a brutal knockout finish. Now former UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub has come forward to give his thoughts on the matter.
Over Twitter, Schaub commented on the importance of medical suspensions with the mixed martial arts world.
“Bisping is still a MW weight great.” Brendan Schaub said in a social media post. “Hopefully future fighters realize there’s a reason for legit commissions and fighter suspensions after a fight. It’s 2017 not 1993.”
Bisping is still a MW weight great. Hopefully future fighters realize there's a reason for legit commissions and fighter suspensions after a fight. It's 2017 not 1993. https://t.co/fP8SnQvvX6
— Brendan Schaub (@BrendanSchaub) November 25, 2017