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Sonnen's going to hospital - Bisping

ESPN staff
January 26, 2012
Michael Bisping is determined to bully his way past Chael Sonnen © Getty Images

Michael Bisping has warned Chael Sonnen that he will end up in the hospital after their "nasty, nasty war" at UFC on Fox 2.

The two men are ready to go head-to-head in Chicago this weekend, with the winner likely to take a huge step towards a title fight with middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

"I know some fans are disappointed that there hasn't been eight weeks of zingers between us and, to be honest, I think we would have got into it if this fight had been made two months ago," Bisping said. "But right now, both of us had to focus on getting ready for a new opponent - and in his case a more dangerous opponent in me - on a week's notice.

"I never talk trash unless someone has disrespected me and, to be honest, Chael has been very complimentary of me.

"Chael and I have thrown a few little jokes here and there but that's because we've both got a sense of humour. And he'll need that sense of humour after he goes to the hospital on Saturday night just like seven of my last eight opponents have.

"I am under no illusions - I am getting kicked, punched, elbowed and taken down by Chael but he's getting punched, kicked, kneed, elbowed and knocked out in return. It will be a nasty, nasty war, but I'm beating him up and winning this fight. I am sure I will be taken down, but he's going to have to worry about being submitted each time he does that. He won't be able to hold me down and I know I can pick him apart standing."

Bisping will draw on years of experience and training to get the victory he craves.

"It is a great fight, I am sure we are both going to look like car-crash victims on Sunday AM," he added. "I may have only been told about this fight last Tuesday, but I have trained my arse off since I was eight years old. I am going to make the oddsmakers look like fools; I am winning this fight."

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