Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE
Michael Bisping is tired of messing with silly bets ahead of his middleweight showdown against Alan Belcher at UFC 159, telling "The Talent" if he wants to fight for something, fight for some good old-fashioned pride and glory.
"He's talked about tattoo bets. He's sitting in the back of the Rolls Royce Phantom, acting like a big man and showing off because he has a rich friend. That's not what I'm about, showing off. I'm focusing on the fight. How about this? I challenge you to a fight on April 27, and the winner takes all the pride and glory. You can take your tattoos and take your Phantom and stick them where the sun doesn't shine. I'll see you April 27 and I will beat you and that's all that matters to me."
Enough with these tattoo and Rolls Royce Phantom bets, Michael Bisping has a better prize in mind: pride and glory. "The Count" tells Alan Belcher (via UFC Tonight) he can take his tats and high-dollar luxury cars and "stick them where the sun don't shine" because come April 27, 2013, the brash Brit is confident he will beat "The Talent" when the two scrappy middleweights settle their differences inside the Octagon in the co-main event of UFC 159, which goes down at The Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Aside from pride and glory, a win for either man will earn them something better than a vehicle and bragging rights; job security, seeing as how neither of them can afford to have back-to-back losses during the promotion's spring cleaning. In the end, that's more important, right?