There’s calling your shot, and then there’s calling your shot right down to the last detail.
That’s what Jason Parillo -- head trainer for Michael Bisping — is doing ahead of the first-ever Middleweight title defense for "The Count" against Dan Henderson this weekend’s (Sat., Oct. 8, 2016) at UFC 204 in Manchester, England. Speaking to Submission Radio, Parillo predicts Bisping will knockout "Hendo" with a left head kick in the pay-per-view (PPV) main event of the evening
"So we're just going to go one shot. Every time I get asked these questions, I go with the one shot. If it ends from one shot, I'll tell you what shot it's gonna be. It's gonna be a head kick. He's gonna knockout Dan Henderson with a head kick. Left head kick. He's gonna knock him out with a left head kick."
Revealing the potential winning strategy probably isn’t the wisest thing to do, especially against a wily veteran like Henderson. That said, the unbridled transparency is perhaps just a way to get "Hendo" to focus on that particular shot while catching him with another. Nevertheless, there isn’t anything Henderson hasn’t seen throughout his storied mixed martial arts (MMA) career, so he’ll likely be ready for anything Bisping brings his way in what will be the final fight of his career.
And he’ll have to be on his toes come fight night, as Parillo says Bisping is determined to get some payback for the "scar" he has after suffering a brutal knockout loss to "Hendo" way back at UFC 100.
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