'Manchester let's f****** do this!': Hometown hero Michael Bisping raring to go at UFC 204 weigh-ins ahead of rematch with Dan Henderson
- Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson both made weight ahead of UFC 204
- Bisping (185lbs) launched a profanity-laden tirade at Henderson (184lbs)
- The pair face off for the middleweight championship on Sunday morning
- Henderson knocked out Bisping in their first bout at UFC 100 in 2009
Great Britain's Michael Bisping was at his provocative best as he came face to face with Dan Henderson for the final time before their highly-anticipated middleweight title fight at Sunday's UFC 204 showpiece.
The pair both made the 185lb weight limit in Friday morning's official weigh-ins before coming together to take part in the ceremonial event at Manchester Central.
The ever-brash Bisping (185lbs) was the polar opposite of his reserved long-time rival Henderson (184lbs) as they took to the scales in front of a raucous crowd.
Michael Bisping was full of passion as he stepped on to the scales ahead of UFC 204
Bisping (left) had plenty of words for long-time rival Dan Henderson (right) as they faced off
The middleweight champion told his home fans that the fight is the pinnacle of his career
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America's Henderson (32-12-0) was greeted with an expected chorus of boos as he stepped onto the scales ahead of what he promises will be the last fight of a storied mixed martial arts career.
'I was looking to maybe be done after my last one,' he told UFC commentator Mike Goldberg.
'But you know with being offered this fight that I was happy about it so one last fight for you guys.'
Bisping's entrance was met with the biggest pop of the night as the Mancunian fans paid tribute to their hometown hero who finally ended Britain's long wait for UFC gold by knocking out Luke Rockhold earlier this year.
The 37-year-old, notorious for his trash talking prowess, had plenty to say to his opponent as they came together for the traditional stare-down.
The 37-year-old Manchester native was met with the biggest pop of the evening
‘No offence Mike,' he said as he cut off Goldberg's introduction. 'What's up Manchester!
'Who wants to see Hendo get knocked the F out? Come on make some noise!
'Guys this is the pinnacle of my career, it doesn’t get any better than this, I'm the champion, defending it in Manchester.
Someone shut this d******* up over here,' he shouted to a brave heckling Henderson fan. 'Mate your going down pal! F*** you, f*** Henderson. Manchester let’s f****** do this!'
Henderson was all smiles ahead of what he promises will be the last fight of his career
Bisping is launching his maiden title defence when he takes on Henderson in front of a sold out crowd in the main event at the Manchester Arena.
The fight in the early hours of Sunday morning will offer Bisping a shot at revenge after he was knocked out by Henderson in devastating fashion at UFC 100.
The Brit has long targeted a rematch after 'Hendo' landed a somewhat unnecessary flying second strike to his unconscious self on that unforgettable night.
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