Michael Bisping, recently left the UK to travel to Australia where he will face Jorge Rivera at UFC 127.

Before leaving the country, he spoke to The Independent about a number of topics, including his opponent on the Feb. 26 fight card which will take place at Sydney's Acer Arena.

What follows are some of the highlights from his interview with the newspaper, as well as background on what sparked Bisping's anger.

Bisiping and Rivera will meet as the co-main event on the UFC 127 fight card.

The card will be headlined by a bout between B.J. Penn and Jon Fitch.

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