This Saturday's Manchester, England, UFC card will feature one of the biggest rematches in UFC history, as Michael Bisping looks to defend his Middleweight Belt against Dan Henderson. Bisping and Hendo fought back at UFC 100, in 2009, where Hendo knocked Bisping out with one of the most known, most memorable, and most devastating knockouts in MMA history.
Michael Bisping is not one to shy away from talking shit before fights, and he has made it known that he feels he made Hendo's entire career after Hendo knocked him out, and he has gone on to say that he is going to eradicate that at UFC 204. While any real fan knows thats not true, being that Hendo is one of the sportest greatest competitors ever, and has been at the top level, and a champion, for 20 years in the sport.
However this Saturday the odds look to be in the favor of Michael Bisping, who is overall just in a better fighting condition, with age, endurance, and his chin, but we all know that you can never doubt Hendo, and that a Hendo-Bomb could strike at any moment.
I'm pulling for Hendo, that is not a difficult decision for me personally. I hate Bisping, but respect his skill level and his journey to becoming champion. I do think, that if Bisping were to lose, it would be awesome for Hendo to retire with the belt, leaving the belt vacant. Here's why -- we have the top 4 contenders in the division all squaring off within the next month and a half, with Chris Weidman fighting Yoel Romero, and Luke Rockhold fighting Ronaldo Souza. So if we have a vacated belt, and two fighters rise from these fights as contenders, they face off for the belt and we have the division off and rolling with still some good contenders ready to square up again.
*Just a heads up, the knockout is brutal