“I’m hugely grateful to Rampage [Jackson] for coming over to Widnes for the last week of my camp here, and also agreeing to come to Australia to be in my corner on the night…We have been discussing tactics for the fight, little tips and discussions about Wanderlei’s movement and shots, and Rampage thinks I will beat Wanderlei easily. He has inspired me and has kept confidence in the camp high…I have to keep my composure in this fight. We know what Wanderlei does – he throws aggressive shots with reckless abandon, and I’m psyched to put my game plan into practise. I have nothing but respect for Wanderlei, but I do believe I’m a better technical fighter and more well-rounded…I was very happy when it was announced that my opponent would be Wanderlei Silva. In fact, there was a lot of talk of it being at UFC 105, and I was delighted. I want to prove I am at this level. I made a mistake against Dan Henderson, but that is the level I want to fight at – and I want membership to that level by beating fighters like Wanderlei Silva.”
—Michael Bisping, via Telegraph.co.uk, revealing Rampage Jackson will corner him against Wanderlei Silva at UFC 110
A quite a bit of heat has already built up between Michael Bisping and Wanderlei Silva, but adding Wand’s longtime rival Rampage Jackson into the mix is sure to throw more fuel on the fire. I can’t wait for this fight.