Michael Bisping wants Wanderlei next, even if it means coaching TUF again

UFC middleweight contender, Michael Bisping reveals he wants another shot at former PRIDE middleweight champion, Wanderlei Silva after walking through Yoshihiro Akiyama last night at UFC 120 in London, England, addin he’s prepared to re-coach on The Ultimate Fighter.

Bisping, speaking at the post-fight press conference, said:

“I’m still rocked now. I can still see little black spots. It definitely landed, and I was rocked. It was a good shot. He hits hard, he swings and he’s a good fighter. He caught me right off the bat with a good shot. I had to keep my composure and keep fighting. For most of the first round, I couldn’t see anything from [the right] side of my face. I couldn’t see anything. It was real blurry, and I had double vision, but that’s what you’ve got to do to earn the title shot, I guess.”

“I was relatively happy tonight. I nearly put him away, but I didn’t quite manage to do it. But still, a win is a win. I want to fight the top guys. Whoever it is, I want to fight the best out there. I think one more win against a real credible opponent, I think that should get me a title fight. … Ultimately, that’s up to the UFC, but I feel I’m growing as a fighter. I said it leading up to the fight. I feel like I’m really maturing now, and everything is coming together in my skillset.”

“I feel I’ve grown as a fighter. If I can’t do it now I’m never going to do it. I’d like to fight Wanderlei again, definitely. I would even consider coaching ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ against him.”

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