Michael Bisping on Chael Sonnen: “He paid his dues and should be allowed to continue with his career.”

TUF 3 winner and middleweight contender, Michael Bisping has put the trash-talking aside and admits he’s “Gutted” for Chael Sonnen after the California State Athletic Commission refused to reissue his licence.

Bisping, posting via his Twitter account, said:

“Gutted for Chael Sonnen, people make mistakes. He paid his dues and should be allowed to continue with his career. Real shame for the guy. I did want to fight him, as it would of been awesome, and a No. 1 contender match-up, but my own personal wants aside, I do truly feel for the guy.”

The two men were lined up by the Las Vegas based promotion to coach the next season of “The Ultimate Fighter” although that won’t happen now as Sonnen is now effectively retired form the sport.

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