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Bisping gets UFC 199 title shot after Weidman injury

 

The injury bug has hit Long Island, with former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman forced to withdraw from his UFC 199 main event title fight against Luke Rockhold after getting injured during training camp.

Training camps separate the boys from the men. This sport isn't for everyone. 2 weeks notice? I'm down!!! @ufc #realfighter #fightersfighter
— michael (@bisping) May 17, 2016

Stepping in to face Rockhold for the UFC middleweight crown at The Forum in Inglewood, California will be a familiar face in No. 4-ranked contender Michael "The Count" Bisping.

@bisping @UFCONFOX @ufc Bisping few things I enjoy more than shutting your mouth. The pleasure would be all mine, again.
— Luke Rockhold (@LukeRockhold) May 18, 2016

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Fresh from the biggest win of his career, a February victory over Brazilian icon Anderson Silva, Manchester, England's Bisping has won three in a row and is showing the best form of his career. “The Count,” a former Ultimate Fighter winner, also has a history with Rockhold, as he lost to the current UFC champion in November of 2014, making the longtime contender hungry for payback in his first world title shot on June 4.

In the UFC 199 co-main event, which airs live on Pay-Per-View, Dominick Cruz defends his UFC bantamweight title against Urijah Faber in the conclusion of their trilogy.

Weidman out with herniated disks, Jacare out with Miniscus surgery, Rockhold vs Bisping pic.twitter.com/hNiwfV6lqL
— Dana White (@danawhite) May 18, 2016