Michael Bisping Talks Taking Fight Against Chael Sonnen

0

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

When UFC President Dana White calls and asks if you'll take a fight on less than two weeks notice against top middleweight Chael Sonnen you might question if it's a good move. Not Michael Bisping, who explained why he jumped at the chance to earn a shot at Anderson Silva:

“Dana hadn't even finished saying Munoz was out before I was planning how to beat Sonnen in my head. I've accepted fights on short notice for the UFC throughout my career, but this one is a massive, massive chance for me, and I am very grateful to Dana, (UFC matchmaker) Joe Silva and the UFC. I was already hugely grateful to be asked to fight on FOX, but to fight Chael on FOX … well, there are hundreds of fighters who would kill for this opportunity, and I would have had to be a fool to turn it down. … Next week, I'm ready to go all guns blazing. A fight is a fight, and at this level anything can happen, but all things being equal, Chael Sonnen cannot knock me out. He can't submit me, either. The worst that is going to happen is that he will outpoint me and, if I don't beat him, I didn't deserve a title shot against Anderson Silva anyway.”

Props: Fox Sports

Leave your feedback on this article by posting a comment directly below! You can also chat about the latest news in the MMANEWS.COM Forums and/or the MMANEWS.COM Facebook. If that wasn't enough, MMANEWS.COM is now on Twitter as well @mmanewsdotcom.

LATEST NEWS

Bellator Files Lawsuit Against UFC Over ‘Confidential Information’

The UFC faced a class-action lawsuit in 2014 when a number of fighters made allegations that the promotion had violated anti-trust laws. The case...
video

Dominick Cruz Discusses His Loss to Cody Garbrandt at UFC 207

Cruz appeared on the latest episode of the Joe Rogan Experience, where he discussed his upset loss to Cody Garbrandt at UFC 207 Prior to...

‘This is the Greatest Lightweight Matchup in UFC History’ – Khabib Nurmagomedov

Thursday’s UFC 209 media call was most notable for the war of words between Ferguson and Nurmagomedov, prompting the latter to declare their upcoming fight as...
video

Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov Destroy Each Other on Media Call

If there is anyone still left out there who needs a reason to get excited for the Ferguson and Nurmagomedov bout at UFC 209, this...

Bellator MMA Signs Reigning Legacy/RFA Unified Bantamweight Champion

Bellator MMA continues to beef up their active talent roster with the addition of a new Bantamweight prospect. Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com broke the news...