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Morning Report: Chris Weidman says he could beat 'joke' Michael Bisping in two minutes while sleepwalking

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

After scoring a split decision win over Thales Leites Saturday in Glasgow UFC middleweight Michael Bisping said he believes he's just a win away from getting his long-awaited shot at the title.

"It's about time I got my g*d*mn f*cking title shot," Bisping said at the event's post-fight presser.

Well, middleweight champion Chris Weidman doesn't have the Brit on his radar, to put it nicely.

"I've got a couple tough guys, for sure," Weidman said Tuesday during a fan Q&A. "Luke Rockhold's a tough guy. Jacare's [Ronaldo Souza] a tough guy. Yoel Romero's a scary guy. Scary looking guy. Bisping is a joke."

Weidman had tweeted earlier in the day that he could beat Bisping in under two minutes whilst sleepwalking and things just picked up from there.

"I would love for him to fight for the title because I'd literally beat him sleepwalking," Weidman laughed. "I think I could beat him while I'm sleepwalking. He has no punching power so I can literally fall asleep while he's punching me, just get a hold of him and throw him on the floor. If he doesn't get knocked out when he falls on the floor I'll just submit him.

"I could submit him with my eyes closed. 100 percent. That's not even me talking any junk. That's just me being honest."

Weidman is due to face No. 1 contender Luke Rockhold sometime later this year, but mockingly hoped the stars somehow align for Bisping.

"That poor guy," said Weidman. "It would just be such an easy fight. I don't think I'd even have to get in shape for it. I hope to God that he somehow gets his way to the top. Right now he's so far from it but I really hope he can get there. I know he'd talk trash back and it'd be exciting.

"I just don't have full confidence that he could get to the top. Boring decision. Boring decision. If he fights a guy like Romero he'd really have to get lucky to win that fight."

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Today's Fanpost of the Day comes via FatFistKO

Shame on you, WSOF.

At WSOF 17, they paid a fighter $750. For some fighters, that wouldn't cover air fair. It wouldn't cover a camp. It wouldn't even cover a disney trip for a family of four, most likely. As I am yet to see a payout for WSOF 21, I can only speculate that not much has changed. The fighter that received $750 is Jamie Point, who I can only imagine is a local fighter who got on the card. That being said, if he wasn't, then I feel even more sorry for him. Other than Jake Shields and Brain Foster, nobody broke $8,000 in promotional payout. I also feel sorry for them.

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