On Sat., Dec. 3, 2011, The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14 coaches, Michael Bisping and Jason Miller, will look to settle their score when the two go head-to-head in the main event of the The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale, which is scheduled to take place at The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The two don't like each other, which is very clear if you've watched any of this season of the reality television series on Spike TV.
Tonight (Mon., Nov. 28), Bisping appeared on HDNet's "Inside MMA" to discuss his upcoming bout against the former host of MTV's "Bully Beatdown." And "The Count" is seemingly not too concerned about his opponent's ability because "Mayhem" simply doesn't bring anything new to the table.
He's also not nearly as handsome (Video included after the jump, too):
"I've had a fantastic camp and I look forward to going out there and stopping him. He is dangerous. I've gotta give him the respect that is due. It's no secret. He's gonna look to take me down to the ground and submit me. He's probably gonna look for the rear-naked choke. That said, I've fought this type of guy many times. I know exactly how to beat him. Jason: I'm bigger. I'm stronger. I'm more athletic. I'm fitter. I'm better at wrestling. I'm better at kickboxing. Jiu-jitsu-wise, I reckon I match up well with him, as well. On paper, it's not a good night for Jason Miller. AND...I'm better looking! What the hell is he gonna do?!"
Let the "Mayhem" ensue!
On the show, Bisping was shown a clip of Miller being interviewed and discussing their upcoming 185-pound fight. Miller admitted to not being a big fan of "The Count" and said he's looking forward to kicking his ass.
Bisping was amused, but naturally sees the fight going differently:
"Sounds like a tough guy. It's a shame he isn't! He certainly talks a good game, but yeah, I'll agree with everything he said. We are gonna fight. He obviously thinks he's gonna win, but he's sorely mistaken. My after-party will probably be at The Palms or a nice nightclub. His after-party will be at the hospital. So, you know, I think I'll be looking better (afterward)."
The fight will be the first in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for Miller since he left the organization in 2005. He's won his last two fights, but has been inactive since Sept. 25, 2010, when he defeated Kazushi Sakuraba via arm-triangle choke at DREAM 16 in Nagoya, Japan.
On Jan. 28, 2012, Chael Sonnen is expected to face Mark Muñoz at UFC on Fox 2. The fight would appear to be a number one contender eliminator match for the right to fight Anderson Silva in Brazil in June. However, because there are no guarantees in mixed martial arts (MMA), Saturday night's bout between Bisping and Miller certainly could end up having title implications.
If not immediately, certainly moving forward.
What say you, Maniacs? Do you agree with Bisping that he has the advantage over Miller or is he delusional? Are you excited to see these two guys finally resolve their issues in the cage?