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Michael Bisping Makes His Case for an Anderson Silva Fight, Threatens Brian Stann With an Ass-Kicking [VIDEO]

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After spending the night screaming himself hoarse, an “amped-up” (read: sweaty and half-drunk) Michael Bisping spent a few minutes with Ariel Helwani lobbying for a fight against Anderson Silva, on the grounds that he’d do a lot better against Silva than Chael Sonnen did on Saturday night. Why? Because he can wrestle and strike. And that’s pretty much it. The secret to beating Anderson Silva is basic well-roundedness, I guess. But Bisping’s greater motivation is simply to see how he’d stack up against the best in the world. Here’s how the Count broke down Silva vs. Sonnen 2, and his hopes for a future meeting with the Spider:

Chael is an amazing wrestler, you know, he went to the Olympics I think. Not everybody can do that. I’m not that level of wrestler. I can wrestle a little bit, but I’m not like Chael Sonnen. But, I can kickbox a damn sight better than Chael Sonnen can. I won’t get knocked out in the second round like Chael Sonnen did. That’s a fact. [Silva] got wrestled to death in the first round, it was a massively dominant round for Chael Sonnen in the first round. But [Silva] does it every time, he proves why he’s the best. It doesn’t matter what happens in round one. It’s how the fight ends. And Anderson Silva, he pulled it off again. You’re a fool to bet against Anderson. He’s amazing.

And for me, personally, I want to fight the guy because I want to see how I can do against him. I’ve beat a lot of guys, but I want to fight that guy. I think I can do better. And I’m never going to know that until I get in there with him. Yes, I want to fight him. Yes, I want to get paid for a title shot. I want the main event, I want all that. But for me, personally, for my mind and soul, I want to fight the guy to know how I would do. Because I think I can do better than Chael Sonnen did. In fact, I know I can do better than what Chael Sonnen did.”

Unfortunately, Bisping is coming off a loss to Sonnen himself, which means he’ll probably have to win at least a couple fights before he’s granted such an honor. So he might as well start laying the groundwork for his budding rivalry with Brian Stann:

Brian Stann, looks like your balls have grown a little bit. Listen mate, respect, you’re a great fighter, you really are, and you’re a fantastic individual, I have nothing but respect. But if you step into that Octagon with me, you’re gonna get your ass kicked, so just know that. So when you sign that contract, you’re gonna get knocked out, you’re gonna get beat down, you’re gonna get cut up, you’re gonna get bloody, you’re gonna get messed up, you’re gonna get *beat*, period.”

Stann — who most recently scored a first-round knockout of Alessio Sakara in April — has been recovering from a shoulder injury, but the timing could be right for a meeting with Bisping in September. Any predictions on that match? And would Bisping do any better against Anderson Silva than Chael did?

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linzhandv- July 10, 2012 at 8:29 am
TellaTruth- July 10, 2012 at 7:05 am
Lol "Buttspring"
Mr_Misanthropy- July 9, 2012 at 11:01 pm
What's with British people and screwing their eyebrows up all crazy when they're extra serious? He looks like he took a pause to drop a deuce in his adult diaper.
Whitemare- July 9, 2012 at 9:37 am
Ariel shudnt be interview druken englishmen it is embarrassing
Warrior 3000- July 9, 2012 at 8:17 am
what makes him think he can knock out silva if he couldnt even knock out sonnan. what a turd.
Warrior 3000- July 9, 2012 at 8:16 am
lets have bisping fight Lombard after hector makes his 1st ufc fight and wins.

id love to see hector knock bisping out cold
benJ- July 9, 2012 at 8:14 am
Looks like Bisping is taking a page out of Sonnen's book, going WWE to land himself a big fight. I wish people would just shut up and fight.
Fried Taco- July 9, 2012 at 7:55 am
I enjoy watching anybody beat up Buttspring. Having him fight Silva would be fun!
XENOPHON- July 9, 2012 at 8:16 am
back@FT - it might be fun to watch the inferior Bisping skills, and it would be a fast fight.
Warrior 3000- July 9, 2012 at 7:54 am
what a joke. this is almost as funny as the video with seagal on the side of this video of him saying that anderson won the 1st round.
Crow42- July 9, 2012 at 7:47 am
Ok do bisping said never bet against the spider, yet went with Sonnen at the predictions LOL
XENOPHON- July 9, 2012 at 7:23 am
Looks to me that Bisping was a bit tipsy in his big cameo with Arial. As for the prediction Stann, the Marine will stand tall at the end of the match. Some goes for Silva, the problem is Silva will stand even taller as Bisping will be laying face first on the canvas.
NinJay- July 9, 2012 at 7:20 am
I'm game. I think Silva destroys him but how would that be any different that anyone else that gets thrown in there. I think it might be time for the move up to 205 for Silva...there is literally nothing left. Mayb e Munoz and Lumbard but after that, who?
XENOPHON- July 9, 2012 at 7:27 am
Munoz, not so much from the side of the fence - Anderson would pick him apart standing. Lombard is a yes. I will throw Belcher in the yes category too. After that Anderson needs to step up to Jones neck of the woods.