Belfort will take on fellow contender Gegard Mousasi in the co-main event of today’s card, which as you know, will be headlined by a scrap between Bisping and the legendary Dan Henderson.
Just like Henderson, Belfort owns a stoppage win over Bisping, as back in 2013 he took out the British star with a headkick and punches (Henderson’s 2009 KO, however, was much, much more savage…).
Recently Belfort spoke to FOX Sports, and the Brazilian fighter relayed that he believes Bisping has never gotten over their bout.
“I bet he’ll be asking for this fight,” Belfort said. “I think that’s what he wants.”
“He doesn’t forget me. That guy cannot forget me. I’m in his head.”
There you go. Now is Belfort on point here? Maybe. But, it’s very, very difficult to imagine the UFC granting Belfort a title shot, even if he storms through Mousasi (which won’t be easy). Further, Bisping likely understands this as well.
So with pivotal fights like Chris Weidman vs. Yoel Romero and “Jacare” Souza vs. Luke Rockhold coming up, it would be surprising to hear Bisping go this route, provided he defeats “Hendo”.
UFC 204 will take place in Manchester, England.