It took 10 years, but Michael Bisping will finally get his first shot at an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) world title after he was pegged as Chris Weidman’s replacement to face Middleweight champion Luke Rockhold at UFC 199, which goes down on June 4, 2016, in Los Angles, California.
Despite not being the top choice to replace “All American” — as Dana White and Co. were looking for Ronaldo Souza — Bisping is determined to make the most of his last-minute opportunity. Sure, he already has a submission loss to Rockhold, but “The Count” is adamant nothing about the champ scares him.
And as he declared on “The MMA Hour” earlier this afternoon that he’s going to bring the fight to Rockhold and will leave the Octagon new 185-pound division champion:
“Look, I know I’m the underdog, Luke is a great fighter, he finishes guys and he’s finished me before. But, nothing about Luke scares me, it really doesn’t. I know this guy, it’s not like I’m going into unknown waters. I know exactly what to expect. Apart from that one head kick that dropped me, none of his shots hurt me at all. I believe I’m faster than him and I have the ability to beat this guy, believe you me. We trained before and I made mince meat out of him. When we fought, God bless him, he got the job done. But, every fight is different and I will approach this fight very differently. I made some mistakes in that last fight — I closed the distance then I went out of range. I was going in and out the whole time. This time, I am not going to play the long game, I can’t afford to do that. He’s going to have the better conditioning, ….View full article
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