Michael Bisping: UFC Fight Night 84 Is “Huge Event”

0

Michael Bisping has not fought in London since a 2010 decision victory over Yoshihiro Akiyama back at UFC 120.

This Saturday, not only will the Brit get to return home, he’ll do so against former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva in the main event of UFC Fight Night 84.

For Bisping, the bout presents a chance to position himself as a contender to current titleholder Luke Rockhold moving forward. “The Count” has won two straight to push his overall mark to 27-7, besting Thales Leites and C.B. Dollaway last year via decision.

When asked about the prospects of meeting “The Spider,” Bisping said “it’s probably the biggest opponent to date.”

“My first fight back in London,” he said, following open workouts (thanks to MMAjunkie.com for the quotes). “It’s a huge event.”

Bisping has shared the Octagon with Rockhold, Cung Le, Tim Kennedy, Vitor Belfort and Chael Sonnen over the years, but nothing compares to the Brazilian who ruled 185 pounds for nearly a decade.

“Anderson is the biggest opponent I’ve faced,” he said. “Outside of a world title fight, this is the biggest fight that is available to me right now. It certainly feels like that.

“It’s not just words. It feels like that. I feel the buzz, I feel the hype and I’ve trained accordingly.”

LATEST NEWS

UFC 209 Countdownvideo

FS1 Airing ‘Countdown’ to UFC 209 This Sunday (Feb. 26)

UFC 209 is getting the "Countdown" treatment. Fight fans will have to wait until March 4 to see two Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) titles on...
Gavin Tucker

Got Teeth? Gavin Tucker Feels UFC’s Featherweight Division is Growing

Gavin Tucker can feel the rise of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) featherweight division. Tucker was called up by the UFC to take on Sam...
Josh Thomson

Bellator 172 Medical Suspensions: Josh Thomson & Five Others Shelved 180 Days

Josh Thomson may be out quite a while. The Bellator 172 medical suspensions were released to MMAFighting.com. Five fighters on the card, including Thomson, were...
Ian McCall

UFC Releases Statement to Clear up Ian McCall’s Use of an IV Prior to...

Ian McCall caused quite a stir when he revealed being hooked up to an IV before UFC 208. The use of an IV is against...

Reminder: UFC 209 Conference Call Tomorrow (Feb. 23) at 5 p.m. ET

A UFC 209 conference call is right around the corner. Tomorrow (Feb. 23) the official YouTube channel of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will have...