UFC middleweight Michael Bisping took the most brutal and convincing loss of his career at UFC 100 back in 2009 at the hand of Dan Henderson. Though technically Henderson dropped Bisping with an overhand right, the punch is more accurately described on Bisping’s Wikipedia page as a “Falcon Punch,” after Captain Falcon’s special move in the Super Smash Bros. video game.
To make matters worse, Bisping’s turn as a coach opposite Dan Henderson on the The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom rubbed many American fans the wrong way, so his starching was widely celebrated. In a recent question and answer session hosted by the Australian branch of The Daily Telegraph (props to Fighters Only), Bisping addressed two questions having to deal with that loss.
First, “The Count” was asked if he at all felt the devastating aerial follow up shot that Henderson hit him with after his initial right hand bomb landed
“No, I was out cold – I have no idea,” Bisping replied.
The second question he addressed was whether or not he would fight Hendo again, should the former PRIDE star ever return to the UFC.
“Absolutely, I would fight him for free,” he said.
Before Bisping can get a shot at vengeance, well, Henderson will have to leave Stikeforce and re-sign with the UFC, which currently seems unlikely. But, he must also get past Jorge Rivera this weekend at UFC 127 in Sydney, Australia. Check back at FightLine.com Saturday night for our live, ongoing coverage of the event.