Michael Bisping spoke to media today and explained exactly how he felt ahead of his pivotal matchup with Alan Belcher at UFC 159.
“I do this for a reason,
It’s not for money, it’s because of who I am and it’s what I do and I’m one of the best in the world. Until I win that title and prove to everybody, and shut up all my doubters, Im not going to stop.
People say I have the best cardio out there – that’s because I’m hungry. I want it. I want to win. I’m a natural competitor and I train accordingly.
I’m certainly going to be the most powerful I’ve ever been in the UFC.
I used to go out there and fights very rarely lasted longer than 30 seconds. I used to go out there fuelled on pure aggression and hunger, and that’s what I’m going back to.
I’ve got the tools, I’ve got the physicality, I’m not overtraining, so I’ll have the power to do that – and Alan Belcher’s going to find out.
Will I win against Alan Belcher? Absolutely, 100 per cent. Losing is not an option. I’ve come too far in my career for it all to go wrong now.
I ain’t going away. I want to be world champion, I am not giving up and I need redemption for my last fight. And that starts with April 27 when I beat Alan Belcher.”
Both men are coming off loses, Bisping to Vitor Belfort in January, and Belcher to Yushin Okami at UFC 155. Despite the losses, the winner of the bout will remain in the title picture due to the fact that both men have been succesful as of late and are still top contenders in the middleweight divison.
Bisping always seems to be able to climb to the top yet always fails to seal a title shot in pressure situations like number one contender matches. He has never lost back to back fights in his nine year career, let’s see if he can keep that streak going on April 27th in Newark, New Jersey.