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Bisping Comments On His Knee, Brian Stann And Being A Badass For Taking Sonnen Fight On Short Notice | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister
Middleweight contender Michael Bisping comments while appearing on Inside MMA.

‘The Count’ has been out of action since his loss to Chael Sonnen at UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis back in January. He was scheduled to face Tim Boetsch but was forced out of the bout with a knee injury. Bisping comments on his recovery and preparation for his return at UFC 152.

“The knee is fine. It’s still a little sore, every now and then, but it’s not generally giving me any problems. Camp is going great. Everything’s fantastic. Weight’s good. I’m in great shape. I’m ready to do some damage on September 22nd.”

In his next bout Bisping is set to face Brian Stann. Bisping admits he has to worry about Stann’s one-punch knockout power however overall Bisping feels he is more well rounded and has more ways to win.

“Everyone knows he’s a big, powerful, striker, and that’s what I’ve got to look out for. I think, technically, I’ve got him beat. I’m better on the feet. I’m better on the ground. But, obviously, that one-punch knockout power is the thing I’ve got to look out for. I’m training with tough guys. I’m getting beat up on a daily basis, and I’m preparing. I’m doing everything I can. I’ll be ready.”

Bisping commented on the Light-Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones refusal to face Chael Sonnen on eight days notice. Bisping also reminds everyone that he took a bout with Chael Sonnen on eight days notice.

“Listen. When you’re the champion, when you’re the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion of the world, you gotta take fights. It’s hard for me to judge Jon Jones. He’s a hell of a fighter, and he’ll go down in history as the youngest champion ever. He’s incredible, but, I’ve got to say, I was a little disappointed when he didn’t take the fight. He was offered a fight against Chael Sonnen on eight days notice. I, personally, was offered a fight against Chael Sonnen on eight days notice. I chose to take that fight. I don’t know what that means. I don’t know what those facts say. Maybe it means I’m a badass. I took the fight. I’m just confused as to why Jon Jones didn’t. I think it’s a fight Jones would have won. Obviously, he would have been in better shape than Chael. He’s been preparing for that night, so it’s a little confusing.”

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18 Comments to Bisping Comments On His Knee, Brian Stann And Being A Badass For Taking Sonnen Fight On Short Notice | UFC News

  1. krafty11 says:

    Isn’t that what Hendo had?? granted Hendo has the wrestling pedigree. But we all know what he was looking for in that fight. Da H-Bomb!! and dummy Bisping circled left right into it.. I wonder if Bisping will try for a TD? or just dance around for 3 rounds..

  2. 123 says:

    why do people bring dan henderson up whenever michael bisping talks, dan henderson is an MMA legend, michael bisping came off the ultimate fighter. get over it u idiots.

  3. Sting says:

    Not a big fan of michael bisping but what jones did really shows you how this sport has change. It’s like any other sport now, athletes are starting to call the shots. They’re becoming larger than life and it’s been great having anderson silva, tito, chuck, randy and all those legends pave the way for the future superstars of this sport. But when you have a swollen head future star like jones having too much control, then someone needs to teach this boy a lesson. Vitor, make sure jones gets out of that cage with an attitude adjustment.

    • Too Much Control? says:

      It’s the same routine after every event: they train, they fight, then the UFC announces the pay for the fighters. And then the entire MMA community gasps and goes crazy on how little the fighters get paid! Too much control? It’s the fighter’s health and future that is at risk everytime they step into the Octagon. Who should control that? Dana White?

      Fighters’ fight, I get that. Champions should fight no matter what: okay, I’ve heard that and don’t agree with that. But, whatever, I don’t agree with that. But neither does Jones. But to say Jones is “scared,” “not a true champion, ” “spoiled,” and the rest of the comments I’ve heard on this website is ridiculous. If you think that, please go to your local MMA, boxing, or martial arts gym and take some training in fighting. You will see how difficult it is. Then multiply that difficulty by fifty and that’s what professionals face. It is so easy to criticize when you have no idea.

      • chris says:

        Is anyone forced to be a transplant donor? No. Are they legally held responsible if they refuse? No. Do they deserve condemnation if they refuse? Yes.

        • Sting says:

          That’s been the whole point from the very beginning, and that’s why jones will be condemned for years to come. Thank you for that perfect anology of this whole mess.

        • wtf says:

          I read the facts on organ donors and I refused. You are more likley to die from “complications” when you are a donor; just so the hospital can make extra money off selling your organs. That is why I choose not to be a donor. The doctors and hospitals get paid even if you die. The money for the organs is just more in thier wallets.

          Your opinion on non-organ donors is ignorant. You are over opinionated on something you know nothing about.

          On subject: JBJ should have taken the fight on fighters principle alone. Thats all I have to say about it.

        • Not You says:

          An organ donor gives up their organs AFTER they’ve already passed. Not before. You can’t die from complications of giving up your organs because in order to give up your organs you must already be dead.

        • coldbathwater says:

          @Not You:

          That is not what he is saying.

          If you are an organ donor then there is much less effort going into saving your life by the doctors. They get paid either way, wether you live or die. So if they see that you are an organ donor they let you die (still get paid) and get paid again after you die by selling the organs.

          Got it now?

        • chris says:

          I’m ignorant on organ donation? You are claiming that hospitals out right kill you so that they can harvest your organs. Furthermore, you clearly misunderstood the analogy. If you are a match for someone that is going to die and refuse to give them say a kidney, you are an asshole. Just so you get it, all the other fighters at 151 are the dying person, fighting is the kidney and Jon is the selfish guy who refused to do the transplant. Dumbshit.

        • wtf says:

          Yes you are ignorant. Your analogy is retarded. These fighters are not going to die. It is not even close.

          They have many other options.

          IS JBJ a douche for not fighting; I think so. Thats my opinion but this analogy you are using is outright stupid.

          And, yes. I have facts backing up my statement as far as death rates with hospitals and their organ donor deaths. You would be shocked to see how many people who are organ donors die from procudures that non-donors survive.

          That is all I have to say about that.

          Continue on your way junior.

        • chris says:

          Nobody is saying the fighters will die, thats why its an analogy dipshit. If that is your only counter argument to the analogy then you are clearly wrong. Organ donors go through more complications because losing an organ is harsh on the body. Going from 2 kidneys to 1 is rough, nobody denies that. But to claim hospitals let you die to take your parts is astronimically paranoid and pathetic.

  4. Me says:

    I never realized Bisping took the Sonnen fight on such short notice and when he did lose he never even made an excuse about not being in shape or taking the fight on late notice so kudos to him. But I agree with him I will never understand why Jones never took the fight with Sonnen when he was prepared to fight on that night when Sonnen wasn’t. I think that will haunt Jones for many years to come.

    • Sully says:

      He would’ve been in shape because he was training to fight Maia (I believe) on the same card. However, the training camps for Maia and Sonnen are two completely different things I guess.

      • Me says:

        Yeah that’s correct they moved Bisping to fight Chael and they bought in Weidman to fight Maia but yeah as you said 2 complete different fighters

  5. ya herd says:

    Bisping has better cardio, faster, better wrestling, better ground and pound, better bjj, better kicks and punches the only thing stann has over bisping is raw power the ability to end a fight with even a glancing blow, the only way stann can win this fight is, if bisping makes a mistake and run into a big punch nobody in the middleweight division has stood with stann and even got close to beating him i hope bisping stands and picks him off with lazer beem strikes to stanns fat head. got bisping by tko early round 3

  6. Sting says:

    See, now that’s exactly the same route that jones’ camp took, considering the facts. If a family member needed an organ donor, you’ll be ignoring the facts and just step up and do what you can to help. This is all about doing it or not doing it. Nothing wrong with not doing it, but it’s where you separate the good ones from the great ones.

  7. Trex says:

    I’m with Tim Boetsch on this one. He has pulled a lot of surprises lately which includes defeating Lombard and having one of the greatest UFC comeback against Okami by knocking him out cold.

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