Michael Bisping wasn't kidding when he said he wanted to get right back into the cage following his unanimous decision loss to Wanderlei Silva at last month's UFC 110 event from Sydney, Australia.
"The Count" is currently negotiating a return against Dan Miller at UFC 114 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, during the promotion's Memorial Day weekend extravaganza on May 29.
MMAmania.com learned of the pending match-up earlier today.
Bisping was in cruise control for the better part of his UFC career -- until running into a devastating right hand from now-exiled Dan Henderson at last year's UFC 100 event.
Though he quickly rebounded with a stoppage over Denis Kang at UFC 105 in Manchester, the Brit came up short against another PRIDE legend when Wanderlei Silva sent him to a unanimous decision loss at UFC 110 just last month.
While losses to "Hendo" and "The Axe Murderer" are forgivable, he's going to need to make a statement against the venerable Miller if he expects to stay relevant in a very crowded middleweight division.
Like Bisping, things haven't exactly gone Miller's way over the last couple of fights.
He burst onto the scene at UFC Fight Night 15 back in September 2008, strangling Rob Kimmons en route to a submission (rear naked choke) win in his Octagon debut.
Miller went on to make it 3-0 under the Zuffa banner and had people talking about his candidacy as a 185-pound title contender until Chael Sonnen played spoiler at UFC 98, outworking him and giving the New Jersey native just his second career defeat.
He tried to right the ship at UFC 109 by staying out of the submissions of Demian Maia; however the grappling guru surprised Miller (and most of the viewing audience) by instead using an improved striking attack to take home the judges decision.
While Bisping's International appeal may spare him the pink slip with another loss, the same can't be said for Miller, who will have dropped three straight if he fails to get past "The Count."
UFC 114 will likely be headlined by TUF 10 coaches and now mortal enemies "Suga" Rashad Evans and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. The card is also expected to feature an interesting battle between light heavyweights Forrest Griffin and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more news on UFC 114 as it becomes available.