Costa Philippou knows that the UFC doesn’t like to pair a fighter coming off a win with one coming off a loss when trying to determine order in a division. However, Philippou believes a fight with Michael Bisping makes perfect sense for both men.
Philippou (12-2) finished Tim Boetsch this past December, while Bisping (23-5) was stopped by Wanderlei Silva earlier this month.
“The guy has fought a who’s who of MMA,” said Philippou, during a recent interview with BJPenn.com. “I think it works out well for both of us. If he beats me, he’ll be right in the mix again. And, if I beat him, I’m right up there, too.”
Philippou has scored five consecutive victories, and believes that a pairing with Bisping in his native country of England would be a great event for all involved.
“Being that it would be in his hometown, they wouldn’t have to try and sell the fight,” Philippou said. “The arena would be sold out in no time, all the tickets would be sold immediately. Bisping is a national here over there and I wouldn’t mind beating him in his hometown.”
The UFC is returning to England for an event in July. It is expected to take place from London,