Michael Bisping Talks Taking Fight Against Chael Sonnen


By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

When UFC President Dana White calls and asks if you’ll take a fight on less than two weeks notice against top middleweight Chael Sonnen you might question if it’s a good move. Not Michael Bisping, who explained why he jumped at the chance to earn a shot at Anderson Silva:

“Dana hadn’t even finished saying Munoz was out before I was planning how to beat Sonnen in my head. I’ve accepted fights on short notice for the UFC throughout my career, but this one is a massive, massive chance for me, and I am very grateful to Dana, (UFC matchmaker) Joe Silva and the UFC. I was already hugely grateful to be asked to fight on FOX, but to fight Chael on FOX … well, there are hundreds of fighters who would kill for this opportunity, and I would have had to be a fool to turn it down. … Next week, I’m ready to go all guns blazing. A fight is a fight, and at this level anything can happen, but all things being equal, Chael Sonnen cannot knock me out. He can’t submit me, either. The worst that is going to happen is that he will outpoint me and, if I don’t beat him, I didn’t deserve a title shot against Anderson Silva anyway.”

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