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'Bisping would beat Anderson Silva' - Sonnen

ESPN staff
January 29, 2012

Chael Sonnen has confessed he did not know he was in the third round of the fight against Michael Bisping, because the Brit hit him so hard, and he insists Bisping could beat Anderson Silva.

Sonnen took a unanimous decision at UFC on Fox 2, but the margins of victory were razor-thin. The American even confessed to Bisping that he thought the Brit won.

Reflecting on the fight, Sonnen could not pay enough respect to Bisping, and he used the word "relieved" when describing his emotions at the final decision.

"Having fought Bisping and the alleged champion, I can tell you Bisping could beat him today", Sonnen said.

"I was surprised by everything. He hit me so hard I didn't know what round it was. I was never in a position where I was comfortable.

"I looked at him and thought 'my God, you have no idea how hard you hit me'."

Asked about his thoughts on one judge's call to give all three rounds to Sonnen, Bisping reacted angrily.

"No way on earth was that a 30-27. That judge needs to consider his position," Bisping said. "Tonight didn't go my way, I picked up a moral victory but moral victories suck, it was a good fight and this is not the last you've seen of me.

"I will fight for the title"

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