Thursday, February 18, 2010

Fight Hype For Wanderlei Silva vs. Michael Bisping At UFC 110

The main event at UFC 110 has title implications, with the winner of Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Cain Velasquez becoming a reserve fighter in case the winner of Frank Mir vs. Shane Carwin at UFC 111 is not medically fit to face Brock Lesnar (4-1) right away. Despite that, the co-main event between Wanderlei "The Axe Murderer" Silva (32-10-1) and Michael "The Count" Bisping (18-2) is garnering more press as fight day approaches. Maybe that's because it is more difficult to guess how "Big Nog's" fight will play out, whereas we're pretty much assured of a slugfest in the co-main. Or maybe it's because so many people seemingly have a hate on for Bisping and just want to see him lose and animosity between Bisping and Silva isn't hurting their marketability either.

Whatever the reason, if the UFC manages to buck the recent trend of poor pay-per-view performances with a return to form for UFC 110 it will have as much to do with interest in this fight as anything else on the card.

Here, Bisping and Silva get into a verbal battle at the pre-fight press conference. Of course, it is a bit unfair since it is being contested in English. You know, since Silva spoke only Portuguese for most of his adult life and Bisping is from, well, England.

In this video, a more composed Wanderlei gets a chance to explain exactly why he doesn't like Micheal Bisping without the added stress of a gallery of journalists looking on.

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