During UFC 75 Michael Bisping fought Matt Hammil, which was highly anticipated due to the fact that the two were supposed to fight at the conclusion of UFC's 3rd season of their reality show 'Ultimate fighter'. The two were unable to fight at the time due to an injury to Matt Hammil.
Prior to the fight Bisping stated that he was going to beat Hammil and seemed upset that Hammil was calling out Bisping through various form of media, Bisping went on to state that Hammil was the most one dimensional fighter in the UFC. Bisping being a highly celebrated MMA fighter from across the pond, made this statement due to Hammil's wrestling background, not taking into account any of Matt's MMA training.
As Bisping entered the ring he seemed more concerned with pleasing the fans as he trotted around the ring, rather than his opponent on the other side. All three rounds were primarily stand up as Matt Hammil took it too Bisping. At the end of the first round Bisping looked banged up and tired while Hammil looked solid; calm, cool, and collected. By the end of the second round not much had changed. While Hammil did take Bisping down a couple times he didn't do much on the ground. Bisping looked in trouble several times throughout the fight, although the third round seemed to go more in Bisping's favor than the other rounds, weather I would consider Bisping winning the third round is up for grabs.
The fight went the distance and much to my disbelief 2 of the 3 judges scored the fight in Bisping's favor. At the end of the fight, as Joe Rogan asked Bisping to describe the highlights, there wasn't much to show and there wasn't much to say. Bisping acted like he actually performed well in the fight and told Matt Hamill to go back to wrestling.
In my opinion Bispings actions that night spoke volumes about himself as a man. One of the top MMA fighters from England barely won over the 'most one dimensional fighter in the UFC'. If this fight wasn't in London I bet the outcome would be different.