He’s taken some lumps, and fallen short against the best, but if there’s anything true about Michael Bisping it’s that he’s kept at it. And now that perseverance is paying off in the form of a title shot, at UFC 199 against middleweight champ Luke Rockhold.

Yeah, the two met in the cage before, with Rockhold absolutely wrecking the Brit in a big way. But Bisping went on to gut out three decision victories – the last against the aging veteran Anderson Silva – so why not let the TUF winner get a crack at the belt? Really, there’s no good reason to deny Bisping at this point.

How will he fair against the King of 185ers? Mmmm, probably not so well. However, watch the fight below and tell me Bisping hasn’t at least earned the right to get beat up again.