"Mayhem" made it clear recently that he feels he's got the advantage in striking, wrestling and grappling, despite the fact that most people are counting him out of the fight.
Bisping, of course, disagrees strongly. Let's "count" the ways he's better:
"In all honesty, I'm a better striker. I'm definitely a 10-times a better boxer than he will ever be. I'm a better kickboxer. I'm a better wrestler. I'm bigger, I'm stronger, I'm faster, I'm more athletic, I'm more experienced. I've fought in the UFC for over six years. His big thing is the ground game; I've done jiu-jitsu, one form or another, since I was eight years old. I've never been submitted in my life so I really don't see him having too much of an advantage there. He's good at taking the back and choking people out from there. I guarantee you right now that won't be happening. I'll be taking him down and pounding him out. ... I've got this guy beat in all areas."
That's what, like eight different ways Bisping believes he's better than his rival TUF coach? Should be enough to get the job done, no?
One thing both guys are planning on doing is taking the other down and beating him up. Easy-peasy. Or maybe not so much. We'll find out this weekend.
In the meantime, hear more from Bisping after the jump, including his thoughts on this past season of TUF and whether or not he feels he'll deserve a title shot if he beats Miller.