Michael Bisping understands his physical limitations.
But the proud Brit believes he has two variables working for him ahead of Saturday night’s UFC 199 middleweight title fight vs. Luke Rockhold.
“I’ve never fought for a title. I know I’m not the best athlete in the world,” said Bisping, during a recent appearance on UFC Tonight. “But my heart and my will get me through fights. I want to see the belt. I want to know what’s available to me. All I’ve got to do is go out there and fight my ass off on Saturday night like I’ve never done before and it’s mine. And I’m going to do it.”
Following a win over Anderson Silva, Bisping was selected as a replacement for Chris Weidman in this championship match vs. Rockhold. Overall, “The Count” has won three straight since a 2014 submission defeat vs. the current champion.
“I’ve worked a lifetime for it. Two weeks, two days, two years. I’ll take it,” he said. “I’ve trained my entire life. I just fought Anderson Silva. I don’t need a whole camp. This is the most important thing. I’ve really made leaps and bounds in my mental game lately. I used to think it was about being emotional and being angry. But you’re never best version of yourself if you’re angry. I’ve really got a handle on it now.”