Bisping refuses to look past Belfort


Posted at Jan 04 2013 06:42 PM | Updated as of Jan 05 2013 02:42 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Despite being promised a title shot against middleweight champion Anderson Silva, English fighter Michael Bisping said he’s not looking past Vitor Belfort after their fight on January 19.

UFC President Dana White has confirmed that Bisping will get the next shot at Silva if he defeats Belfort in the coming UFC on FOX.

Bisping said he’ll never pass up the chance again just like what he did in two previous occasions.

“I’ve been here before,” said the Englishman in his blog.

“At UFC 100 I needed to get by Dan Henderson to get a shot at Silva. It happened again a year ago on eight day’s notice when I was handed a dream opportunity to fight Chael Sonnen for the right to fight Silva. On both occasions, it didn’t go my way. I’m to blame for that. I had the chance to take my title shot, and I didn’t get it done,” he narrated.

However, things will be different when he faces Belfort two weeks from now, he said.

“All this talk will be for nothing if I get caught by Vitor Belfort in Brazil on January 19,” said Bisping. “I will get it done against Belfort.”