In just under a month, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping will make his highly anticipated first title defense when he steps into the Octagon to fight Dan Henderson in the main event of UFC 204 in Manchester, England.
Ahead of the fight, Bisping has been extremely vocal about the fact that he believes he will avenge his UFC 100 loss to Henderson, and put on a spectacular display for the Manchester fans.
In a recent interview with TMZ, Bisping once again revealed his plan to embarrass the MMA veteran when they meet at UFC 204. In addition, Bisping once again discussed the possibility of having a fight with former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre at UFC 206 in Toronto.
“No chance (Dan Henderson wins), after UFC 204 Dan Henderson will be no more. He says he’s going to retire, that is a fact. I’m gonna make him feel old. Every one of those 46 years he’s going to feel. I’m gonna beat him to the punch, I’m gonna dance around him, I’m gonna embarrass him, make him look slow. Then in the third round I’m gonna go in for the kill, and put him to sleep.”
In regards to a potential scrap with Georges St-Pierre, who reportedly reached out to Bisping’s camp for a fight earlier this year after Bisping won the belt in June at UFC 199.
“GSP threw my name out there, and if GSP wants to be beat up in Toronto on UFC 206, I don’t mind a quick turnaround. I’ll happily go up to Toronto and beat the Canadian in his backyard. I don’t mind GSP, but he did call me out. He said my name. If he wants to do it, he knows where I am.”
Bisping will be entering his fight with Henderson on a 4 fight win streak that has seen him pick up several high profile wins, including a win over Anderson Silva, and most recently his KO win over Luke Rockhold.
Henderson on the other hand will be going into the fight on a win after knocking out Hector Lombard at UFC 199. The win was a big one for Henderson, resulting in him jumping to #12 on the UFC’s official rankings.