“If you are paying, I’m playing. If he wants to do it, I’ll do it. But I was willing to go in a cage. I met with some of the guys from the UFC while in Vegas. I did not meet with Dana [White] personally. I met with the owners of the UFC [WME-IMG] They say to me ‘are you serious, would you get in a cage’ and I said I would strangle Michael Bisping in a cage. I would be no problem,” told Bellew.
Bellew feels very confident that he could beat the UFC champion inside a cage because of the size difference.
“I fight at 200 pounds usually. I’m not stupid. I couldn’t play with Jon Jones [UFC Light Heavyweight Champion] at all. The guy would choke me and pull one of my arms out within seconds. If I was to get in an Octagon with Michael Bisping at 185 – he ain’t beating me in an Octagon or a boxing ring,” commented the WBC Emeritus World cruiserweight champion.