Michael Bisping talks about how close he feels he is to a middleweight title shot after his defeat of Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 120 Saturday night in London, England. Bisping feels he is about one quality win away from getting his shot at the 185 lb. gold, currently held by Anderson Silva.
Bisping admits that first big punch Akiyama hit him with in the first round had him rocked and affected his vision throughout the round.
Co-main event winner Carlos Condit says his knockout of Dan Hardy is definitely the biggest win of his career. He also confirmed the fact that his coach Greg Jackson had just helped Georges St-Pierre prepare for Hardy not long ago was absolutely an asset. Hardy did his best to remember what happened and congratulated Condit on a great performance.
Dana White applauded and was pleased to hear Condit say it would be foolish of him to turn down a title fight against Jackson teammate St-Pierre if that opportunity were to arise in the future.
Mike Pyle was considered an underdog coming into UFC 120. He said he loved that the crowd didn’t like him but feels he probably made a few fans. Although he has had some big fights, he admits this was his biggest win. Pyle says it has taken him longer than the average person to get over the “UFC jitters” and that’s the reason his talent hasn’t always translated so well to the Octagon.
Undefeated Englishman Paul Sass has finished 8 of his 11 wins by triangle choke. Affectionately known as “Sassangle”, Sass shares his feelings on his nickname and how he has come to finish so many fights via triangle choke submission.