If ever a fighter needed a win to redeem himself and help regain his confidence, it’s Michael Bisping. Bisping, who is coming off of a devastating knockout loss at the hands of Dan Henderson at UFC 100, is looking to return to his winning ways this weekend at UFC 105 against Denis Kang.
“There’s no secret, I got knocked out in my last fight, and sitting here being all touchy about it isn’t going to help,” Bisping stated about his loss to Henderson. “I lost the fight; I got knocked out on the world’s biggest stage. A lot of people get caught, that’s the way mixed martial arts is.
“My pride is hurt, I’m embarrassed. I’ve lost respect in the fighting world, and I want to get that respect back, and the first thing on the list to do that is to beat Denis Kang.”
Bisping wants to not only win this fight, but do so in convincing fashion.
“I want to destroy him,” he said. “He better be training hard, because I’m coming at him 100%.”
The ‘what have you done for me lately’ cliché is often overused in sports, but in MMA, that saying couldn’t be more true. “Your only as good as you last fight, and my last fight want that good,” Bisping noted.
“I know I can win this fight. If I fight to the best of my ability, I’ll win. I don’t want to even think about losing.”
Bisping hopes to begin his long climb back to the top of the middleweight division when he takes on Denis Kang at UFC 105 in Manchester, England this Saturday night. The event will air on a tape-delay on Spike TV at 8 p.m ET.