After Chris Weidman's dominant win over Mark Munoz at UFC on FUEL TV 4 on Wednesday night, fans, fighters and analysts across the globe truly believe that "The All-American" is ready for a showdown with Anderson Silva.
However, don't color fellow middleweight contender Michael Bisping impressed.
In an interview with Fighter's Only magazine, "The Count" said that although Weidman is undeniably on a hot steak, he has a long way to go before he gets a shot at UFC gold.
"And now Chris Weidman is calling me out. Well, he's on a roll but I don't think a win over a fat Mark Munoz makes you a contender. Especially when Munoz has bounced into the Octagon like he's at a Take That concert and with a haircut that looks like Belcher's tattooist has switched careers. Did that distract him? It distracted me. I couldn't take my eyes off it. What was it supposed to be, do you know?"
Awfully harsh words from someone who is coming off a loss. Bisping won four in a row in the Octagon before dropping a close, slightly disputed decision to two-time title challenger Chael Sonnen at UFC on FOX 2 in January.
The former "Ultimate Fighter" is very confident that he can beat all three men.
"...I will happily fight all three of them - Stann, Weidman and Belcher can all have it. I've got no problem fighting and beating all three of them, either on three consecutive cards or all on one night if they want."
The man Bisping has taken the most exception with is Belcher, who he had plenty of choice words for.
"Listen, Belcher's getting on my nerves. He keeps saying he has got the style to beat me - what style? No man with a tattoo like that can talk to anyone about style! He's been calling me out for a while now so I'd say to him, when you beat someone other than a pure jiu jitsu guy then call me."
Weidman, who improved to a still perfect 9-0 Wednesday evening, was not safe from Bisping's verbal venom either.
"Everyone's talking about Weidman today but I tell you what, we were on the same card in January and I had to switch his fight with (Demian) Maia off. I was trying to warm up backstage and the fight was putting me to sleep. I wanted to get hyped up and it was like watching paint dry."
Bisping was originally scheduled to face Maia on the card, but he was bumped up to face Sonnen when Chael's original opponent, Munoz, withdrew due to an elbow injury.
While Weidman's victory over Maia was certainly not his best performance, Bisping fails to mention that the former All-American wrestler at Hofstra University filled in on just 11 days notice, cutting 32 pounds during that short time frame.
What do you think fight fans, do you think Weidman is ready for a fight with 185-pound juggernaut Anderson Silva or does he need one more signature win over a contender like Michael Bisping?