English mixed martial artist Michael Bisping is set for a career changing match when he faces former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva in the UFC Fight Night that will take place on Feb. 27 at the O2 Arena in London, England.
In Episode 1 of the UFC Fight Night London Embedded, Bisping, who is also known as “The Count,” described that fighting in front of his home crowd will be big for him, especially if he beats Silva, to earn a title shot.
“Everybody know who Anderson Silva is, he is one of the biggest name in the sport. People say he is the greatest of all time. For me this is the big one, the biggest fight of my career. Beating Anderson will validate a lifetime’s hard work,” Bisping said.
He added that he is also determined to silence his critics, who are saying that he is not good enough, and prove to them that he is worthy of a title shot. He also gave a stern warning to Silva on picking him as an opponent to rebuild his career.
“Anderson said he is coming for his title. Anderson said he will be the champion again. His wearing this t-shirts with ‘Spider Rises Again,’ that’s not gonna happen my friend. I am not the man you want to fight to rebuild your career. I am a bad match up for anyone in this world, in any day I will beat anyone,” Bisping explains.
He claims to be in physically in great shape and in the best shape ever mentally going to their scheduled fight. He promises to give the best performance of his life with the assurance of beating Silva.
Bisping’s boxing coach Jason Parillo says that his fighter is in the best shape both physically and mentally. He can also sense the hunger on Bisping going to the fight against Silva while Bisping’s wrestling coach Mark Munoz says that the fight is huge opportunity for Bisping to put his name in history with the win over Silva.
Going into the fight Bisping carries a fight record of 28 wins and seven loses with 15 wins via knockout, four by submission and eight via decision while Anderson Silva carries a record of 34 wins and six loses with 20 by knockout, six by submission and seven via decision.
UFC Fight Night will be aired via live streaming over at UFC Fight Pass.
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