The UFC’s middleweight division is growing with worthy contenders, making Michael Bisping’s climb to the No. 1 contender spot that much more difficult.
“The middleweight division is really stacked so my job’s getting harder by the day, which is annoying but I’ve never wanted an easy run at the title,” said Bisping to The Telegraph. “If I’m not good enough then that’s the way it is. I think I am but you’ve got to fight and win fights to prove that.”
He mentioned Vitor Belfort as being the closest to the next title shot. There’s also Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza out of Strikeforce with Chael Sonnen and Lyoto Machida making middleweight their new weight class.
Bisping is 1-1 this year, losing to Belfort before getting a technical decision over Alan Belcher. He returns at UFC Fight Night 30 opposite Mark Munoz.
UFC Fight Night 30 is October 26 from England’s Phones 4u Arena.