“I wanted one of those two guys cause their two of the best in the world, and probably No. 2 and 3 in the middleweight division,” Bisping told MMAWeekly Radio recently. “So they're the guys I want to fight. There's idiots on the Internet that say I dodge good fighters and this and that, and that kind of annoys me a little bit and that's why I want to fight these guys.”
“I've been watching that fight very closely,” he stated. “I think it's a fantastic fight. I think it's definitely got the potential, apart from the fact that it's in January, I'd say Fight of the Year.”
“Rich Franklin is probably the smarter fighter out of the two. I think he's got better footwork, probably more technically composed fighter. Dan's got great knockout power obviously. They're both fantastic fighters,” Bisping commented.
“If I had to pick a winner, I'd probably go out on a limb and say Rich Franklin by decision, to be honest.”