Michael Bisping knows there will be plenty riding on his January meeting with Vitor Belfort. However, the brash Brit doesn’t appear too concerned with his opponent.
The two middleweights will meet at UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping from Sao Paulo, Brazil in a little over two weeks. “The Count” has been promised a title shot against UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva with a win.
“I trained hard, I’m the best I’ve ever been, I’m in shape right now,” said Bisping, during a recent interview with MMAInterviews.TV. “I can go 5×5 standing on my head. I don’t think Vitor Belfort can do the same thing, and after round one, he’s gonna be a walking punching bag and it’s gonna be an easy night for ‘The Count.'”
Bisping (23-4) has won five of his last six, with the lone loss coming by decision to Chael Sonnen. This will be the third time in his career that the former Ultimate Fighter winner has been on the cusp of challenging for the title, having lost each of his last two No. 1 contender bouts.