Michael Bisping Explains Big Money Fight Mentality


UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping will fight anyone, but wants to fight Chris Weidman the most. 

On his radio show The Countdown with Michael Bisping, he took time to discuss the options for his next fight. 

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"All the other middleweights (are) saying I'm looking for easy fights, which is pissing me off because of course Henderson wasn't the rightful No. 1 contender -- the UFC offered me that fight -- Georges St-Pierre isn't the rightful No. 1 contender but he was the one talking to me for the fight. I'm not out here looking for easy pickings," said Bisping.

The top four contenders -- Yoel Romero, Jacare Souza, Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold -- are booked in fights with each other. Bisping acknowledged this while explaining his mentality as champion. 

"I'll fight anybody as long as it makes sense business-wise. I'm not gonna risk my reputation and my title against some chump, but if there's a lot of money on the line, then I'll do it. And if Nick Diaz wants to go at UFC 206, formally, officially, I invite you to sign the bout agreement. Let's do it. And then after that, whoever wins more impressively of the top four middleweights- Rockhold, Weidman, Yoel, and Souza, I'll fight after this. That will happen. 100%.Believe you me, I want to fight Chris Weidman. Out of the four of them - I've already beat Rockhold - Weidman is the one I want to fight," said Bisping. 

Weidman faces Yoel Romero on November 12 at UFC 205 in New York City. On November 27th, Luke Rockhold and Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza headline a UFC Fight Night card in Australia. 

The Countdown with Michael Bisping airs on SiriusXM

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