"I've been around the UFC for a long time. I've been beating top guys consistently for a long time now. I feel I'm gonna get a title shot real, real soon. I'm sill improving all the time. I'm dedicated. I work hard. And I feel that my time is now. I do get frustrated when I hear people say that Anderson Silva's wiped out the middleweight division. He hasn't wiped out the middleweight division: He's got to fight me yet. I feel I match up very well with him. I'm not disrespecting Anderson. I think Anderson rightly so is regarded as the pound-for-pound best in the world, and I'm a big fan of him. But I feel like I'd give him a good fight and I feel I match up a lot better with him than some of the other fighters he's faced have."
-- Michael Bisping has a little news for those of you who think that the middleweight talent pool is low on solid challengers to dethrone reigning division kingpin, Anderson Silva. "The Count" contends that the "Spider" -- who has won 14 consecutive fights inside the Octagon since his promotional debut in 2006 -- still has to fight him before declaring the 185-pound division dead. Bisping, who shared his opinion earlier today on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14 media call (to listen to the full audio click here), currently has a fight lined up with Jason Miller on Dec. 3, which will serve as the culmination of the latest season of the promotion's MMA reality series that debuts next week (Sept. 21, 2011) on Spike TV. If he can mute "Mayhem," Bisping will have racked up four straight wins, including victories over Dan Miller, Yoshihiro Akiyama and Jorge Rivera. Is that recent body of work impressive enough to warrant a title shot? And even if it is, does Bisping stand a chance against the lethal Brazilian?