"This fight is just like, you know, the biggest fight of my life," Belcher admitted during a pre-fight interview with UFC.com. "We both have a lot on the line for this one, we're both getting close to a title shot, so a loss could be detrimental..."
There is certainly a great deal riding on the outcome of the match, and Belcher plans on making the most of the opportunity. He sees himself cashing in because of his perceived overall skill advantage as well as his power.
I think that my skill-set and all the different weapons I have, along with my power, is going to be the difference in the fight. I have no doubt in my mind that Bisping could not knock me out with his best punch if I let him. There's no way that I am going to get hurt in this fight and that I'm going to go down.
Though Bisping isn't exactly known for his punching power, he may object to the assumption that Belcher is the much harder hitter, given that he owns 14 knockouts over 28 career fights to Belcher's nine over 25 bouts.