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Michael Bisping Anxious To Get Back Inside The Octagon

Michael Bisping is, like most MMA fighters, highly competitive. A loss stings at him for a long time – well, at least until he has another fight lined up.

Bisping will face Alan Belcher in the co-main event next month at UFC 159. Both fighters are coming off losses, so a win is of the utmost importance to each middleweight.

“My last fight didn’t go to plan,” Bisping said, during a recent appearance on UFC Tonight. “I have to go out and get redemption for my last performance. I have to go out and knock him out. I want to prove I’m one of the best in the middleweight division and to do that, I’ve got to take him out and take him out in style.”

Bisping and Belcher have had their fair share of verbal battles, and “The Count” continued to stroke the fire.

“My last fight didn’t go to plan,” Bisping said. “I have to go out and get redemption for my last performance. I have to go out and knock him out. I want to prove I’m one of the best in the middleweight division and to do that, I’ve got to take him out and take him out in style.”

He went on to say, “He’s talked about tattoo bets. He’s sitting in the back of the Rolls Royce Phantom, showing off because he has a rich friend. That’s not what I’m about, showing off. I’m focusing on the fight. How about this? I challenge you to a fight on April 27, and the winner takes all the pride and glory. You can take your tattoos and your Phantom and stick them where the sun doesn’t shine. I’ll see you April 27 and I will beat you.”

While the main event between Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen is the obvious big fight for the night, this Bisping-Belcher contest has the chance to really unload with fireworks.

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