Michael Bisping: I'll be looking to KO Miller right from the startPosted on November 29, 2011, 11:08 AM by Joey Santosus
Top Middleweight contender Michael Bisping, who will square off with opposing TUF 14 coach Jason "Mayhem" Miller on Saturday, discusses his opponent, as well as some of the show's more heated moments. Bisping admits that he respects Miller as a fighter, but insists that he'll be looking to knock him out from the very start of their match-up. Photo: Scott Hirano
"The thing is, I respect Jason as a fighter. I know he's been around the block, yeah, he's been around a long time. I don't feel the same (respect) from him, I think he's underestimating me. He made comments on the show, 'Ahh, Bisping's giving grappling coaching!" Mocking that, as if I can't give someone grappling advice. We'll see on the night. He thinks that he's going to take me down and submit me with his eyes closed, as if that's something easy. I've fought numerous black-belts, I train with black-belts on a daily basis. He won't be able to submit me, I guarentee that. ... I want to knock the guy out. People say that I have no knockout power. Miller is tough, he's got a good jaw, and he's durable, so it's not going to be easy, but I'm looking to finish the fight right from the start."