UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping is coming off of an epic decision win over Dan Henderson at UFC 204, but he has his sights already set on his next opponent-- who he thinks will be former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman.
Bisping recently appeared on The MMA Hour, where he made his intentions clear on who he wants to be fighting next.
"Obviously it's got to be one of the big contenders next," Bisping said. "We'll see how the chips fall regarding their fights. I think I'd like Weidman, to be honest. If Weidman could get past Romero, that'd be a fight that interests me. And seeing that me and Weidman have this rivalry now -- I've got nothing against Weidman. He likes to talk sh*t about my career, and I'll do the same on his, but I wish him all the best. Competition aside, he seems like a good guy and good dude. But we've been talking a lot, so I guess we're going to settle it in the Octagon. So if he gets past Yoel Romero, which he's got his hands full there, but if he does, then yeah, I'll happily fight him next. I believe he's a good match-up for me."
While Bisping wants to fight the former middleweight champion Weirdman next, he believes a fight with former foe Luke Rockhold isn't as appealing to fans.
"Well, business-wise, nobody really cares about Luke Rockhold," Bisping said. "Unfortunately, business-wise, nobody cares about Chris Weidman either, so I don't think either of them really make me that much money, unfortunately. They're probably the best two guys in the division other than me, and nobody gives a sh*t about them. Nobody gives a damn. That's why Chris Weidman couldn't main event a pay-per-view (when he was champion), he was always the co-main event. But I'll just take on the best challengers. I know what people said about the Henderson fight, but the UFC came to me with the match. I didn't ask for it, so I said yeah, sure. And now I'm happy to take on whoever the true No. 1 contender is, so we'll see who wins these fights, and whoever it is, I'll happily fight him. I've never ducked a fight in my life."
Bisping does not have an official fight announced, while Weidman will be taking on Yoel Romero at UFC 205 on November 12 in New York City.