Michael Bisping explains, in about the only way the brash Brit can, why he's not looking past Saturday's opponent atop the UFC on FX 7 card, Vitor Belfort.
"You have to remain focused or he'll punch you in the back of the head," Bisping told FOXSports.com. "He fights dirty."
A victory by Bisping assures him a shot at middleweight champ Anderson Silva, an opportunity that has eluded Bisping in the UFC. It doesn't seem to faze Bisping that he'll have to conquer Belfort in his native Brazil.
"I'm looking forward to that," Bisping said. "We're right there in his backyard. He'll have no excuses about the judging. He can't blame the food or the travel or anything like that. I'm going into his territory."
Maybe not geographically, but competitively this is well-traveled ground for Bisping. He's been seemingly a fight away from being declared the No. 1 contender for much of a UFC career that began in 2006.
Bisping, 33, was most recently primed for a breakthrough last January, but he lo...