Bisping likes Brown over Silva Saturday night
UFC middleweight contender Michael Bisping sat down recently with Ken Pishna and discussed Saturday night's UFC Fight Night 40 main event, between Matt Brown and Erick Silva
“I’m an expert in the field of mixed martial arts. The amount of time I’ve dedicated to this, I could have gone off and become bloody brain surgeon,” said Bisping. “I’m an expert in this field. And on top of that, I’m a huge fan. I’ve done martial arts since I was eight years old. So when I’m not preparing for a fight, I’m setting at home watching the fights or reading about them on websites, you name it; I’m a bit of a nerd like that.”
“Brown and Silva are both very talented on the feet and when you get success on your feet like that, that’s kind of what you like to stick with.”
“It’s a difficult (fight to predict). Erick Silva is a 2-to-1 favorite with the bookies; I’m not sure I agree with that. You’ve got Matt Brown coming off a six-fight win streak. He’s coming in there with a lot of confidence. I think part of his game is mental, and a six-fight win streak is a six-fight win streak. I’m leaning towards Matt Brown in this fight. I just think his aggression, he’s a little bit bigger, he’s a very strong individual, hits hard, and I just think he’s a little meaner.”
“If Matt Brown wins on Saturday night, a seven-fight win streak; I think that would be the longest win streak in the division. For him to be overlooked as a title challenger is crazy. If he does a great job on Erick Silva on Saturday night, then I think it’s certainly a No. 1 contender match-up or, if not, a title fight.