Recently there was talk of a match-up between UFC middleweights Michael Bisping and Vitor Belfort, pointing at the possibility of a pairing in early 2013. While the rumble remains rumored at this point, it looks like there was at least one element of truth involved as far as Bisping hoping he sees action in the next few months.
Bisping is thought by many to be a win away from a shot at Anderson Silva’s divisional strap. While “The Count” knows the best course of action to achieving that goal involves taking on a top contender he matches up well with, it looks like Bisping is open to facing anyone the UFC puts in front of him.
“I match up really well with both of them. Weidman’s stand-up is very, very poor – it’s not good at all. He’s a very good wrestler, very good grappler, but I do well against those guys. I’d get back to my feet and knock him out,” Bisping continued. “Boetsch I don’t particularly rank at all. He’s just a tough bastard! I’d have my way with him all day.”
“So if I played it smart I’d wait for them to fight at the end of the year, maybe fight the winner in March/April, but I’m not prepared to do that. This is the way I make a living and I want to fight,” Bisping concluded. “I want to fight somebody else in the mean time. I’ll take my chance. If I win, great. If I lose, I don’t deserve a title shot anyway. I want to fight in January or February. I’d like to fight three or four times a year.”
The Ultimate Fighter 3 champion has won five of his last six fights with the lone blemish involving a controversial decision loss to Chael Sonnen. Bisping was last seen outpointing Brian Stann in September, improving his overall record to 23-4 as a result.
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