UFC middleweight Michael Bisping attends UFC on Fox: Live Heavyweight...

UFC middleweight Michael Bisping attends UFC on Fox: Live Heavyweight Championship at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. (Nov. 12, 2011) Credit: Getty

Michael Bisping will fight Chael Sonnen at UFC on Fox 2 next Saturday, Jan. 28, replacing an injured Mark Munoz, the UFC announced Tuesday.

Bisping had been scheduled to fight Demian Maia on that card but was elevated to the co-main event after the injury. Between Bisping and Sonnen, there may not be enough plastic bags in Chicago to carry all the trash they'll be talking.

Sonnen got things started early with this barb: "I am going to knock the teeth out of this snot-nosed Brit who calls [himself] a Count. I am MMA royalty and America will tune into the Chael Sonnen show next Saturday on FOX."

Bisping, as he does so well, returned fire: "He's been kicked out of politics, he has been kicked out of the real estate business, and I am going to kick him out of the middleweight division."

The winner is slated to fight UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva next.

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