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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