Michael Bisping isn’t backing away from his desire to one day face UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, and he’s willing to go through Brian Stann to get there.

The always outspoken former Ultimate Fighter winner was in attendance to witness Anderson Silva’s latest victory, a second round TKO over Chael Sonnen to cap off UFC 148.

While Bisping says he believes Silva’s knee strike that eventually brought about the end of the fight was illegal, he still gives the champion his due as the best in the world. He just happens to know he’d do much better against Silva than his last opponent did.

“I want to fight the guy because I want to see how I can do against him. I beat a lot of guys, but I want to beat that guy. I think I can do better and I’m never going to know that until I get in there with him. Yes, I want to fight him. Yes, I want to get paid for a title shot, I want the main event, I want all that, but for me personally for my mind and soul, I want to fight the guy to know how I would do,” Bisping told Fuel TV in an interview after UFC 148 ended.

“Because I think I can do better than Chael Sonnen did, in fact I know I can do better than what Chael Sonnen did.”

Right now however, Bisping is still recovering from knee surgery and waiting for his next appointment inside the Octagon.

He hopes to return at UFC 152 in Toronto in September, and while a number of opponents have been mentioned including fellow middleweight Alan Belcher, he’s also open to a fight against former WEC champion Brian Stann.

The decorated Marine recently told MMAWeekly.com that he wanted to fight Bisping and welcomed the fight to happen in Toronto this September.

“I think that’s a fight that I need to jump at because he’s obviously ranked higher than I am. He’s a guy that’s right up there in the mix for a title shot, which is what we all want. Of course I want to fight Michael Bisping,” said Stann.

Well if that’s the fight UFC matchmaker Joe Silva decides to put together, Bisping is more than happy to sign the contract and make the fight official.

“Brian Stann, it looks like your balls have grown a little bit. Listen mate, respect you’re a great fighter you really are, you’re a fantastic individual, I have nothing but respect but if you step into that Octagon with me you’re going to get your ass kicked so just know that,” said Bisping.

“So when you sign that contract, you’re going to get knocked out, you’re going to get beat down, You’re going to get cut up, you’re going to get bloody, you’re going to get messed up, you’re going to get beat. Period.”

It remains to be seen who will get the next crack at Bisping, but he’s obviously fired up and ready to get back in the Octagon with whoever the UFC throws at him.

Follow @DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon Martin.
For more
UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Flashback Friday Video: Dan Henderson After Knocking Out Michael Bisping at UFC 100

  • 28 days ago
  • 97 views

Dan Henderson logged one of the greatest knockouts in UFC history when he knocked out Michael Bisping at UFC 100. read news >>

Undersized, Underrated, Underappreciated, Frankie Edgar May Fight & Win Forever

  • 24 days ago
  • 26 views

Mark Henry tells a story about Frankie Edgar that explains the ferocity of his competitiveness. Often in the week before fights, Henry—Edgar’s boxing coach—hosts a cookout at his house. This was one read news >>

Frankie Edgar's Relentless Will to Succeed Drives Him in the Octagon and in Life

  • 24 days ago
  • 0 views

Mark Henry tells a story about Frankie Edgar that explains the ferocity of his competitiveness. Often in the week before fights, Henry—Edgar’s boxing coach—hosts a cookout at his house. This was one read news >>

Michael Bisping to Face Dan Henderson in First Title Defense

  • 19 days ago
  • 19 views

UFC president Dana White announced on Saturday that middleweight champion Michael Bisping would face Dan Henderson in his first title defense. read news >>

Jacare Souza is Not Very Happy About Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson 2

  • 19 days ago
  • 43 views

Jacare Souza isn't as excited as you about Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson 2. read news >>

Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson 2 Announced Following UFC 200

  • 19 days ago
  • 10 views

New UFC Middleweight champion Michael Bisping is a very busy man, and his schedule just got even more crowded. Speaking to Fox Sports 1 on the UFC 200 post-fight show, UFC President Dana White announ read news >>

Dana White’s State of the UFC Video: UFC 200 Recap, Conor McGregor’s Belt, Ronda Rousey and Michael Bisping

  • 18 days ago
  • 545 views

Dana White talks UFC 200, but also weighs in on what he expected for Ronda Rousey's return, Conor McGregor's next title defense, and Michael Bisping's first defense. read news >>

Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson II: A Head-to-Toe Breakdown

  • 19 days ago
  • 32 views

It's on. Michael Bisping will square off against Dan Henderson once again. This time for the middleweight championship of the world. Dana White joined the Fox Sports booth following UFC 200 to make t read news >>

Watch Michael Bisping and His Teenage Son Turn Their Kitchen into a Wrestling Mat

  • 13 days ago
  • 36 views

How does Michael Bisping prepare for the wrestling of Dan Henderson? By taking teenage Bisping to the school of takedowns, that's how. read news >>

Michael Bisping Denies Rumor that He Declined Georges St-Pierre Fight

  • 13 days ago
  • 47 views

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping on Thursday shot down a rumor that he declined a fight with former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. read news >>