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Jorge Rivera: 'I think I have what it takes to knock Michael Bisping out'




"I promise you that I’m going to come to fight. If Michael Bisping comes to fight, then we’re going to have a good fight. I know it will make for a good fight. I think I can knock him out. I think I have what it takes to keep him standing and to knock him out. I was honestly thinking right away what would be a good fight for me, and I just thought that Michael Bisping would be a good fight. That’s why I asked for it."

Middleweight striker Jorge Rivera, who saw his UFC 122 bout with Alessio Sakara go up in smoke after "Legionarius" fell ill, is ready for a "good fight" against Michael Bisping at UFC 127 -- if and when the promotion finalizes the proposed 185-pound match-up. "El Conquistador" (19-7) is riding a three-fight winning streak, including back-to-back TKO wins over Rob Kimmons and Nate Quarry. Will "The Count" be the next to fall? Or is Rivera getting sent to the back of the line by the British banger? Opinions, please.

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