UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping told Champions.com that he has his eyes set on a big money fight when he returns after knee surgery in April or May this year.
Bisping last fought at UFC 204 when he sucessfully defended his title against Dan Henderson in the main event. All eyes point to Yoel Romero to get the next shot at the title but Bisping said he is not bothered about who his next opponent is, he just wants the biggest fight he can get.
“I want the biggest fight I can get, I don’t mind facing number one contenders but at this stage of my career I fought the best guys forever,” He said. “I want the biggest fight it could possibly be and by biggest I mean the biggest money generated fight that I could possibly have. I feel that I deserve that, Ive earned that so if thats Yoel Romero then great. If its Anderson Silva great, I know he’s piped up again lately. If its GSP, I don’t care who the opponent is I’m not bothered about any opponent. I am the champion of the world and Ill take on all comers, but I want the biggest fight possible.”
Money fights seem to be at the top of most fighters lists these days and who can blame them, but what happens to the number one contenders waiting in line for the next shot. The verbal back and forth between Bisping and Yoel Romero after Romero’s KO win over the former champion Chris Weidman at UFC 205 was a great set up for a fight between the two in the near future. But with Bisping sidelined until the end of April or early May, only time will tell what the UFC will have in store for the champion next.