Michael Bisping told MMAWeekly.com that it’s his destiny to wear UFC gold around his waist. “In the past I’ve said I believed it, and I certainly talked the talk, but I think if I searched deep inside my soul, maybe I knew that I wasn’t ready or maybe didn’t fully expect to win. Now I know I’m one of the best in the world. I’ve been around this sport long enough. I’m very successful. I’m full of confidence. My skill set is better than it’s ever been, my athletic ability is better than it’s ever been, and I’m certainly in my prime. I’m destined to be world champion. I will be world champion one day. You can guarantee that. I’m ready to take this title 100-percent…”He’s [Anderson Silva] saying they’ve got their eyes on me. He obviously recognizes the talent, he recognizes the threat, he knows it’s a marketable match-up. It’s a fight people are going to pay to see. It’s very complimentary and it’s a testament to what I’ve achieved and how hard I’ve worked in this sport. Anderson wants this fight as well; a lot of people will tune in to watch. I believe I can give Anderson a run for his money, certainly a much better fight than some of the other people have done lately. I’ve been after this for a long, long time. But I’ve got to beat Vitor first.” Well, I don’t know if it’s his ‘destiny’ to become champion, but should he defeat Vitor Belfort this Saturday, he should definitely get the shot to prove it. If he fights smart he could out-point Belfort. If he gets sloppy like he did when he fought Dan Henderson…well, let’s just say Belfort will have another highlight to add to his career.