Michael Bisping returns to the Octagon at UFC Fight Night: Macau, where he meets former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le.
Bisping fought against Tim Kennedy last time out, losing by a lop-sided unanimous decision. Now, 'The Count' looks to get back under winning ways.
“I wanted a fight as soon as possible after that loss. Kennedy didn’t land a punch on me. He didn’t want to fight. It was a cuddle-fest. I was so disappointed that I wanted to get back in the Octagon and show the world what I can do. You’re only ever as good as your last fight," he was quoted by The Daily Telegraph.
“I’m very excited to fight in Macau. It will be my first time competing out there, which is both an honour and a privilege. However, I am going there to fight and Cung Le is going down! I’m going to show the world that I’m here to stay. I’m going nowhere and will soon be back to the top.
“Cung Le is going to get beat, from pillar to post. As soon as the ref says 'fight' he’s going to be in a world of pain. He’s completely outmatched. I’m bigger, stronger, taller, I’ve got the reach, and I’m much better looking.”
The British stand-out is desperate to get a win inside the Octagon, having gone 2-3 in his last five fights. He's now aged 35 and still desperately wants a shot at the 185lbs title, so a victory against Le is an absolute must.
As for Le, he's on a two-fight winning streak after impressively defeating Patrick Cote and then Rich Franklin by a superb hook that KO'd his opponent in the very first round. However, that fight was way back in November 2012, so he could suffer from a severe case of ring rust.
Weidman v Machida prediction
On the subject of the iddleweight title, Bisping also weighed in with his prediction for this weekend's fight for the strap between champion Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida.
“It’s a good fight but I think Machida will win by decision. Weidman’s slow. I think Machida’s too quick for him. I think Machida’s too quick for most people."
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