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Silva ready to play the 'villain' in London; says he will beat Bisping 'for sure'

Anderson Silva is excited to show his new skills in London when he meets British fighter Michael Bisping at UFC Fight Night 84, on February 27.

Anderson Silva
Anderson Silva
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Anderson Silva knows he is in for a tough night when he meets Michael Bisping in London by the end of the month for his first fight since testing positive for performance enhancing substances back in February of 2015.

While speaking to Combate, Silva showed confidence and is excited to show the world the new skills he acquired in the past year.

"It will be a tough fight. I will give 101% and I will win for sure. Bisping is a good fighter. He doesn't excel at anything, but is dangerous nonetheless, especially on the feet. He has good takedowns and good timing, we are watching tape on him. It's an interesting fight. It will put my stand up and ground skills to the test. I think it will be a good opportunity to showcase what I've been practicing this past year, which is Philippine boxing. It will be a great fight."

Once a Cage Rage champion, Silva hasn't fought in London in ten years and feels like he'll play the bad guy in his return, although it doesn't get him down.

"I have good memories of London and Cage Rage. I was always well received there. I'm really excited to be in the land of the Queen again. It won't be the first time I'm the villain of the night. You either die as a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain. I'm going to do my job and I hope they like it."

Silva is scheduled to take on Bisping in the main event of UFC Fight Night 84, in London, on February 27.