Silva said one of Bisping’s motivational ploys might backfire and ultimately work to his advantage. Bisping is close friends with Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, the former UFC light heavyweight champion and probably Silva’s most bitter rival.
Jackson has been licensed as a corner man by the New South Wales commission and will be Bisping’s chief second on fight night. He’ll also accompany Bisping to the scales at the weigh-in.
Bisping expects it may throw Silva off, seeing Jackson, and Silva conceded it will have an impact upon him.
“Seeing [Jackson] there will make me more hungry to beat (Bisping),” Silva said. “Maybe I’ll beat the one and then after, the other. Two for the price of one.”
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