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Dear Spider: Michael Bisping wants to be the first Brit to win a UFC title

Props: Manchester Evening News


"I want to be the champ one day and my goal is to become the first Brit to win a UFC title. It was crucial to win because I have had a lot of criticism. I wanted to get out there and have a big win against him. I have worked too hard and my team have worked too hard for me not to succeed. I have bounced back right away. I have never been that nervous before a fight. I lost my last fight badly. Because of that, I had been really nasty leading up to the fight. Obviously, after my last performance I wanted to get right back with a big win and that's what I did. I wanted to get back to my old tough and aggressive style and I did that. I was really confident because I took on the best, but knew I could get back. I certainly wasn't going to quit. I will fight. I will always fight, as long as there is a heartbeat in me I will fight."

Michael Bisping breathes a sigh of relief after his emphatic TKO win over Denis Kang at UFC 105: "Couture vs. Vera" last Saturday night in front of his hometown crowd in Manchester. There were serious doubts about the future of "The Count" after his devastating knockout loss to Dan Henderson at UFC 100 on July 11; however, the TUF 3 champ proved he's here to stay and still capable of winning when it counts. Now that he's put the ghosts of Hendo behind him, where does he stand in the crowded middleweight division?

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