Over the last few months (and really most of his UFC career) Middleweight Michael Bisping hasn’t shied away from letting his fellow 185 pounders know what he thinks about them. It’s no different now in the wake of UFC 155.
Prior to the event, he and Alan Belcher had exchanged barbs in interviews. Following Belcher’s decision loss to Yushin Okami, Bisping’s happy to get in the last word (via Yahoo.com):
I’d like to say I’m looking forward to these two simpletons (Belcher and Tim Boetsch) keeping their pie holes shut about me for a little while. Those two have been calling me out and talking crap for months, and I would have got some real enjoyment beating them in the Octagon but two no-marks took that glory.
What delusions of grandeur Belcher has. This is a guy who didn’t fight for a year after giving himself career-threatening eye-strain by watching too much internet porn, and he thinks he’s god’s gift to MMA. He even told UFC president Dana White that after he beat Okami, he’d fight me on January 19 if something happens to Belfort. This is a guy who got his arse kicked by two guys I smashed (Yoshihiro Akiyama and Jason Day) but he thinks he can not only beat me on a couple weeks’ training, but also assumed he was getting passed Okami, who is not to be underestimated.
Anyway, now we don’t have to listen to this guy anymore. Back to the undercard, sunshine!
I’m sure Belcher will have some words of his own for Bisping, but he may have to wait a while to do anything about it. UFC president Dana White recently said that Bisping will get the next title shot if he’s able to defeat Vitor Belfort at UFC On FX 7 on January 19. This will be the third time he’s gotten a number one contender fight. He gave up the first two to Dan Henderson and Chael Sonnen, but says this time he’ll “get it done.”
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