Michael Bisping: Fight Against Vitor Belfort Will Be an 'Easy Night'

Andrew SaundersCorrespondent IIJanuary 2, 2013

MMAInterviews.tv was lucky enough to sit down with British superstar Michael "The Count" Bisping just weeks before he steps into the main event of UFC on FX 7 against Vitor Belfort.

The sharp-tongued basher didn't waste time with pleasantries regarding his opponent.

Citing the suspicious cardio of his opponent, Bisping feels that he will make Vitor "a walking punching bag" after the first round and called the fight an "easy night."

Dana White has assured the Ultimate Fighter winner that his elusive title shot will finally be delivered if he defeats Belfort on January 19.

Some feel that Bisping shouldn't leapfrog over top contender Chris Weidman, who is 5-0 in the UFC and undefeated as a professional. However, the Serra-Longo middleweight is injured, and a victory over a former world champion like Belfort gives Bisping a stronger list of credentials.

Belfort nearly shocked the MMA community in September when he challenged Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight championship. "The Phenom" took the fight on short notice and was successful in securing an armbar against the heavy favorite.

Jones persevered and ultimately won the contest, but Belfort proved that he can still compete with the best in the world.

Bisping competed on the same card. Taking on Brian Stann, the Brit did enough to earn a unanimous decision victory. It was the only win of 2012 for The Count after an injury forced him out of a planned UFC 149 contest against Tim Boetsch.

In January, he was unsuccessful in a title eliminator against Chael Sonnen.