BIRMINGHAM, England -- Tension was in the air during the official weigh-ins for Saturday's UFC 89 as
Bisping looked to be in fantastic shape for this bout and seemed to be full of confidence. Leben by contrast was quiet and confident.
He apologized in addressing the crowd, "I'm sorry for coming over and ruining your guys' big hope and dream. I know you love him, but I didn't come all this way to lose. One of us will take a step back and the other a step forward; there isn't too many ahead of us now."
This appeared to infuriate Bisping even more, who retorted, "You're right, one forward and one down. I am moving forward. You underestimate me and I think that is a mistake. May the best man win and I will see you tomorrow night."
Massive cheers greeted
Michael Bisping (185) vs. Chris Leben (186)