I'll be the first to admit it: I HATE Bisping's personality. He think's way too highly of himself because he's basically the only UK fighter who made a name for himself and got finally hit the big time. But in a strange way, that means he's basically the Middleweight version of Frank Mir. Mir think's he's incredible because he's the only one in the big boy weight class that's in his prime and can tear your limbs off with submission's left and right. Now he's headlining the biggest UFC card in history. But that's where those two fights that I named in my headline are similar.
Nobody thought Mir could beat Nogueria because Nogueria had never been finished before, but once the fight started, you realized what you were seeing: A Frank Mir that took this fight verrrryyyy seriously and that is still in his prime against a Nogueria that may not be past his prime, but is not exactly the stud he used to be when he ruled Pride.
Now we have a Micheal Bisping who is also taking this fight verrryyyyy seriously and is still in his prime against a Dan Henderson who has never been finished by TKO/KO (just like Nogueria) and isn't showing the skill's that made him such a HUGE threat in Pride. Not saying that no one think's Bisping doesn't have a chance, he's just a bit of an underdog.
And with all that said, Frank Mir finished Antonio Minotauro Nogueria (injured or not, it still might have been an excuse) quickly because he stepped up to the plate and realized what was at stake, and now I think Micheal Bisping will step up to and finish Dan Henderson for the first time in history by TKO in the first or second round. Call me crazy, but I just expect the worst for Hendo even if Dan is one of the coolest dude's ever. Oh, and I still don't like him. Anderson's gonna manhandle him terribly.
[Let's watch the name-calling, please. Thanks.]