Michael Bisping (L) blast Chael Sonnen (R) with a right hand in their UFC on Fox 2 co-main event on Jan., 28, 2012, in Chicago, Illinois.
"I think Chael will out-wrestle Anderson and beat him this time, and then I'll get the rematch with Chael considering how close our fight was. If I had Chael over five rounds, I'd definitely beat him. In that last fight, I'd have stopped him in the fourth for sure. He was spent after trying to submit me in that third round. Towards the end of that round I was raining down shots on him."
-- Speaking to Your MMA, England's most popular mixed martial arts (MMA) export and The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 3 winner, Michael Bisping, believes he would have defeated Chael Sonnen at the conclusion of their UFC on Fox 2: "Evans vs. Davis" co-main event battle this past January if he had two more rounds with which to work. Sonnen defeated "The Count" via unanimous decision in a very close affair, which earned the top 185-pound contender his long-awaited rematch against bitter rival and current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Bisping hopes to get another crack at the sharp-tongued trash talker if he defeats Tim Boetsch at UFC 148 and if Sonnen indeed gets past "The Spider" at UFC 147 on June 23, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Bisping, for one, believes that Sonnen has what it takes to defeat Anderson, should he choose to utilize his wrestling skills, much like he did in their first encounter at UFC 117. Sonnen came up short in his quest for gold as Silva submitted him with less than two minutes remaining in the contest. Bisping also believes that the outcome of a rematch between he and Sonnen will be different, too. Anyone (dis)agree?