Props: The Sun
"It's flattering to hear some of the fans on Mixed Martial Arts forums think I might be able to beat Anderson Silva...it's nice to hear comments like that. But right now, if I'm being brutally honest, I don't think I deserve to be spoken about in those terms. As I've said before, I've got to establish myself at middleweight. I'm coming off a reasonably successful career at light heavyweight so I suppose that brings some momentum with it but I think middleweight suits me better. I'm performing so much better in the gym. I'm faster, I'm stronger and I feel great. Everyone around me has commented on it – I thought I might have lost a bit of strength moving down but that isn't the case. My boxing coach tells me I'm hitting a lot harder and my combinations are a lot faster and I'm eager to see what I can do at this weight. I think I can go a long way, but let's see."
Note that this is the same publication that recently attributed comments to "The Count" that "insisted" he could defeat UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva. These latest remarks appear to make much more sense ... especially since Bisping is untested at 185 pounds. He makes his middleweight debut against Charles McCarthy at UFC 83: "Serra vs. St. Pierre 2" at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, on April 19.
(Thanks to MMAmania.com reader "john" for the assist.)