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

'Jacare' Souza tells UFC middleweight champ Michael Bisping to 'stop running'

  • 24 days ago
  • 18 views

Ronaldo Souza figures he might as well speak Michael Bisping’s language if he’s to get the champ’s attention.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Following Presidential Election, Brian Stann Considering Political Run | MMAWeekly.com

  • 23 days ago
  • 13 views

He's an American hero, fighter and color commentator. Now, he wants to be an American politician. read news >>

Champ Michael Bisping wants next defense at UFC 208, plans to retire when he drops belt

  • 22 days ago
  • 20 views

NEW YORK – With a record-tying 27 UFC fights to his name, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping has put a time limit on his career – and it’s set around the length of his title reign.Filed under: read news >>

UFC 205's Yoel Romero says it's not up to Michael Bisping whether he fights for title

  • 21 days ago
  • 24 views

NEW YORK – UFC middleweight contender Yoel Romero said he hasn’t heard what champ Michael Bisping has to say about him, but he doesn’t put too much stock in it, anyway.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Champ Michael Bisping shuts down Chris Weidman's title-shot claim: 'I make the (expletive) decisions'

  • 21 days ago
  • 27 views

NEW YORK – Champion Michael Bisping isn’t buying Chris Weidman’s recent claims that he’s been guaranteed the next UFC middleweight title shot with a victory over Yoel Romero tonight at UFC 205.Filed read news >>

Yoel Romero Says He's in Michael Bisping's Head (UFC 205 video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 20 days ago
  • 36 views

After beating Chris Weidman at UFC 205 in New York, Yoel Romero believes he's in champion Michael Bisping's head. read news >>

Dana White: Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson 2, Michael Bisping vs. Yoel Romero likely

  • 20 days ago
  • 29 views

NEW YORK – UFC President Dana White doesn’t like to match-make on fight night, but he sure had a lot of ideas about potential scraps after UFC 205. Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

UFC 205 winner Khabib Nurmagomedov tells UFC to give him a title shot, not fake contracts

  • 20 days ago
  • 37 views

NEW YORK – Following a dominant submission win over Michael Johnson at UFC 205, Khbib Nurmagomedov wants to know when it’s his turn to fight for the lightweight title.Filed under: Featured Videos, Ne read news >>

UFC 205 winner Yoel Romero says post-fight encounter with Michael Bisping is no joking matter

  • 20 days ago
  • 38 views

NEW YORK – We all got a good laugh out of the post-UFC 205 interview with Yoel Romero, who directed some vitriol at reigning middleweight champ and cageside observer/FS1 analyst Michael Bisping.Filed read news >>

After UFC 205, Chris Weidman finally found some common ground with Michael Bisping

  • 18 days ago
  • 149 views

NEW YORK – Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman and current title holder Michael Bisping haven’t always seen eye to eye. But following UFC 205, Weidman now says he and “The Count” stand on read news >>