After months of expecting a Tito Ortiz–Rashad Evans rematch to headline UFC 78, it was announced a few days ago that instead, Michael Bisping would be facing Evans in the main bout. Ortiz claims to have declined a rematch with Evans because he is currently injured and wishes to take some time off to fully heal before fighting again. Michael Bisping thinks otherwise.
In an article by Mark Gilbert of the Sun UK, Bisping had the following to say about his upcoming fight:
“It’s a great fight for me and someone had to step up and take on Rashad seeing as Tito Ortiz didn’t have the balls to face him again. Rashad’s the toughest opponent of my career and seems to get better and better with each fight.”