Michael Bisping is never short of pre-fight trash talk no matter who his opponent is. This time around it is Alan Belcher that will square off against Bisping at UFC 159 on April 27th, and both guys will be looking to bounce back from disappointing losses.
We last saw Bisping in action against Vitor Belfort in January in a fight that ended with a TKO loss for Bisping courtesy of a big head kick from ‘The Phenom. Belcher was last in action against Yushin Okami at UFC 155, a fight which ended in a unanimous decision loss for Belcher, snapping a four fight win streak.
Bisping is his usual outspoken self in his pre-fight interview when discussing his opponent’s stand up skills:
“He thinks I just throw wonky punches straight down the pipe and that he’s a Muay Thai expert because he’s been to Thailand. I’ve been to Thailand as well. Do you think I don’t know how to do a flying knee? Do you think I don’t know how to check leg kicks and all that type of stuff that you think you’re gonna do? You’re living in a Dreamworld my friend. You wanna Thai box? Great. That’s what I do best. Will I win against Alan Belcher? Absolutely 100 percent. Losing is not an option. I’ve come to far in my career for it all to go wrong now. I ain’t going away. I want to be world champion and I’m not giving up and I need redemption for my last fight and that starts on April 27th when I beat Alan Belcher.”
With both guys potentially fighting for their place within the promotion this could be a great fight. It looks like Bisping has been working on his power and Belcher is not lacking in power, so we could see a real slug-fest at UFC 159.
Check out the UFC 159 pre-fight interview below and stay tuned to Lowkick for more pre-fight coverage.