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.
“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.”LINK
Full text of Bisping's comments about Anderson Silva below:
“Chael Sonnen is a wrestler, he outwrestled him in the first round. The second round he got outstruck because he’s not a striker. I can do both of these, I can wrestle and I can strike. It was an illegal knee, definitely an illegal knee. So maybe it should have been a disqualification. I know a thing or two about illegal knees. But yeah, listen, congrats to Anderson Silva, it was an amazing performance. He’s the champ, man. He’s the champ and I want to fight that guy, I want to fight him.”
“Anderson Silva proves time and time again that he’s the man. He’s the best but I want to fight him. I’ve been around here for a long time, and I think I can beat him, I really do. It’s easy to take Anderson Silva down. Chael is an amazing wrestler, he went to the Olympics I think. Not everybody can do that. I’m not that level of wrestler, I can wrestle a little bit, but I’m not like Chael Sonnen. I can kick box a damn sod better than Chael Sonnen can. I won’t get knocked out in the second round like Chael Sonnen did, that’s a fact.”
“You’re a fool to bet against Anderson, and for me personally, I want to fight the guy because I want to see how I can do against him. I’ve beaten a lot of guys, but I want to fight that guy. I want to see – 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. Because I think I can do better than Chael Sonnen did, in fact I know I can do better than what Chael Sonnen did.” Link