Mark Munoz vs Michael Bisping? An 'honored' Munoz would 'love' that fight

Mark Munoz punched his ticket to the 185-pound title bowl by defeating Chris Leben via technical knockout (cut) at UFC 138 last Saturday (Nov. 5, 2011) in Birmingham, England.

Following his win over "The Crippler," the former NCAA wrestling standout called for a middleweight title shot against reigning division champion Anderson Silva.

There's just one problem -- Michael Bisping wants a crack at "The Spider" as well.

So if "The Count" is able to overcome Jason Miller at next month's Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14 Finale in Las Vegas, how about a title eliminator bout between Munoz and Bisping?

"The Filipino Wrecking Machine" tells ESPN he would "love to fight him:"

"I could see that fight, Michael Bisping is a guy who has proven himself in this sport. He's a great mixed martial artist. I'd love to fight him, it'd be an honor to fight him just like it was an honor to fight Chris Leben. For me, I just want to improve every time, I trust in my team, and it's a testament [to my team-mates] of how I am in the cage. I'm ready man, whoever they bring I'm ready."

Assuming Bisping is victorious, he would still have to make a pretty strong argument to leapfrog Chael Sonnen for a shot at Silva's gold.

While a win over "Mayhem" gives him the credentials to challenge, most of the mixed martial arts community is hoping for a rematch between Silva and Sonnen, who nearly dethroned the champ at UFC 117 in October 2010.

Would you, as a fight fan, be interested in Munoz vs. Bisping? And how do you think that fight unfolds?


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