Michael Bisping has made great strides, but he must continue to evolve. (Photo credit)
2012 saw the debut of Michael Bisping version 2.0. As 2011 came to an end, Bisping understood that the caliber of competition in his weight class was drastically changing and he would have to evolve in leaps and bounds if he wanted to maintain his status as a top contender at 185 lbs. The blatant difference between the Michael Bisping from 2009-2011 and the Michael Bisping of today shows us that his mission to vastly improve his striking, grappling, and conditioning over a rather short period of time was undeniably successful.
Michael Bisping went from an all-around mediocre competitor to one of the most impressive athletes in the UFC by re-inventing his physical abilities to overcome those of the intimidating wave of talent that threatened to push him out of the title picture.
Now, it’s déjà vu all over again as Bisping is faced with the same task in 2013. This time, however, he’ll have to wor...