"The guy’s a lot better than I thought. I wrestled and rolled with him, and he’s hard as fuck to take down, hard to hold down. He’s a lot stronger than he looks. He looks good, fit, but he’s strong. He’s fast, he’s an athlete. He’s a fucking good athlete. That’s the most surprising thing.... Coming in, I know how tough Dan (Henderson) is. I fought alongside him in Pride and I didn’t know … now I’m confident in Mike. Sparring and wrestling with him has made me confident."
Mixed martial arts veteran, Phil Baroni -- who has competed all over the world and trained in several of the best gyms in the nation, including American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) and X-Treme Couture -- talks about a recent workout with Micheal Bisping. "The Count" -- who has battled harsh critics ever since winning The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 3 -- is preparing for the biggest fight of his career against former dual Pride FC champion, Dan Henderson, at UFC 100 on July 11. He is currently the underdog with most sportsbooks (+190), as well as among most fans outside of his native United Kingdom. Is it because of the experience factor (he's clearly overmatched), his perceived arrogant personality, or as Baroni suggests, is Bisping just terribly underrated? We'll find out in a few weeks, but for now sound off in the comments section below.