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Michael Bisping knows he can beat ‘smug a**hole’ Luke Rockhold, win UFC title

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Michael Bisping has been working for a title shot — and to be champion — in the UFC for 10 years. The fact that Luke Rockhold is the man standing in his way just happens to be an added bonus.

“He’s a smug a**hole, let’s be honest,” Bisping told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. … “Luke Rockhold owns a victory over me. I want to rectify that. I want to set the record straight. So yes, I want to be the victor. I want to be the world champion. But I also want to beat Luke Rockhold. It is personal for me. And when I look at him, I just want to knock that smug look off his face. I really do. Because you’ve never seen somebody that walks around so smug. He’s just the biggest, smuggest prick you’ve ever seen in your life. I would love another opportunity to punch that guy in the face. And to be world champion at the same time? Where do I sign up?”

Bisping will get that chance in the main event of UFC 199 on June 4 in Los Angeles. Chris Weidman pulled out of the fight with Rockhold last week due to a serious neck injury. Bisping might have been the UFC’s second choice — Ronaldo Souza was the first — but “The Count” doesn’t care.

This is the opportunity he has always wanted. It is not under perfect conditions — two weeks notice without a training camp — but that doesn’t matter to him.

“My weight is good,” Bisping said. “My conditioning is good. I’m gonna train like a mad man for the next 10 days. I’ll be there. I’m gonna go in confident. No injuries. This time in a fortnight, I could ….View full article

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