A quick glance at the calendar will show you that we are a little more than three weeks away from the next UFC pay-per-view event. UFC 159 will take place on April 27 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
Many expected the main event on that card, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen, to develop into some type of ugly grudge match full of pre-fight taunts and trash talk. It hasn’t. Fortunately for fans of that type of thing, the co-main event fighters have stepped up on that front.
Michael Bisping and Alan Belcher have gone back and forth with the taunts and videos for a while now. The exchanges have been entertaining, but the time for talk is coming to an end as fight night nears.
As the fight approaches Bisping has begun to film some training camp video blogs. This one, his second vlog, gives us a look at a strength and conditioning day as he and his S&C coach work legs in preparation for UFC 159.
In addition to the workout, Bisping gives the viewer some insight into why this camp is different and how he feels his training for Belcher is much improved over his training for his previous fight, a loss to Vitor Belfort. It’s also a bit of a surprise to hear Bisping refer to Belcher as a “pretty decent guy," but if you think “The Count” is going soft, don’t, as Bisping follows that up by calling his upcoming opponent a “douchebag.”