UFC Middleweight Michael Bisping has been in a bad patch of form lately. He's 2-3 in his last five bouts, including a very poor performance last time out against Tim Kennedy. In he bout, 'The Count' was constantly frustrated by Kennedy's boring fight style that had his back to the ground for the most part.
Bisping now meets Cung Le inside the Octagon in China. With Le being a former unbeaten kickboxer, known for his flashy kicks, this is the fight the British star wants. Talking to Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour, Bisping said:
"Cung Le isn't taking me down and I won't take him down. This fight has fireworks written all over it and that's why I'm excited for the match up.
"It'll be a great striking battle."I'm really looking forward to main eventing in China and I'm going to give people what they paid to see," he went on. "I feel like I didn't live up to my words last time."
"I've got a point to prove: a point to prove to myself and the paying public, that you should still watch my fights, that I'm still a contender. But that all starts with Cung Le. Apologies for the last fight. I was trying my best, but only one of us wanted to fight and that was me. The other guy didn't engage."
Seemingly, with Bisping wanting an exciting fight, he may have come to realise he may never get a title shot at the UFC Middleweight title.Throughtout his career, he has always been the 'nearly man' who falls at the final hurdle. Now at 35 and with the Middleweight division stacked with contenders such as Lyoto Machida, Vitor Belfort and Ronaldo Souza.
If Bisping has accepted defeat and wants exciting fights, Le is the perfect start.
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