UFC middleweight Michael Bisping has a big challenge in front of him at UFC 159 where he’ll battle Alan Belcher in the event’s co-headliner. Though “The Count” is smart enough to not look past Belcher, understanding every adversary poses some level of danger, Bisping has also given some thought to other opponents he’d like to lock horns with at some point in the future.
Specifically, Bisping wants to eventually earn a title-shot to test his skills against champion Anderson Silva, and if that doesn’t work out he’ll be happy facing the five foes who can claim past victory against him.
The TUF 3 winner told MixedMartialArts.com:
“I have the utmost admiration for Anderson Silva. He’s proven time and time again that he’s the best. I’m a big fan of Anderson Silva, his fighting style as well as him as a person. I’ve met him a few times, and he’s a good guy. But he’s also the guy I’d most like to fight as well. It would be a travesty if when I retire, I’ve never fought him,” explained Bisping. “I’ve been close a few times. But that’s nobody’s fault but mine. It’s nobody’s fault but mine and some TRT and some clever doctors.”
“I’d like to rematch everyone I ever lost to. I’d like to fight Wanderlei Silva again after that bullsh*t victory he had against me. I’d like to fight Chael again. Even he said I won that fight. I’d fight Rashad Evans. I’d fight Dan Henderson again too. He beat me fair and square, but I still want to fight him again. Obviously I can’t do anything without that fight coming up, seeing pictures of it on message boards. And, of course, I’d like another fight with the Bible-bashing Vitor Belfort, Vitor the boring bastard Belfort.”
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