Since Michael Bisping got knocked out by Vitor Belfort with a headkick in January 2013, he has held a grudge for the Brazilian “Phenom”. Needless to say, that the Brit had a good time watching Belfort succumb to UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman at UFC 187 last Saturday.
“It was a bittersweet experience, because I looked at him, he looks like he is half the man he used to be, quite literally. His legs are like two little chicken legs dangling out of a female’s body. He looks like, to be honest, my 14-year-old son could’ve beaten him up,” Bisping told MMA Fighting at a conference call on Wednesday. “Chris Weidman made him look like the coward that he is. So, yes, I enjoyed seeing it, but it was also bittersweet, because I would’ve loved the chance to get to have done that.”
Belfort lost to Weidman via first-round TKO in the evening’s co-main event, a middleweight championship fight. For the past two and a half years, Bisping has accused Belfort of cheating. He participated in the heavily discussed and now abolished testosterone replacement therapy program (TRT), that allowed athletes with chronically low hormone levels to supplement themselves with testosterone shots. Now with TRT banned, Belfort looked considerably smaller than in his last fights. This is what Bisping always wanted. Is there a rematch on the horizon now?
“Yes, I would like a rematch, but also I’m focused on the title. I don’t really want match-ups that aren’t going to do anything for me. Of course, Vitor, I owe him a kick in the head or a punch in the face. It’s as simple as that, whichever way round we get it done it’s fine by me. But like I said, I’m focused on the title,” Bisping said. “A fight with Vitor isn’t something right now that’s going to help achieve that, but certainly, as I just said, I would love to punch that guy in the face.”
Bisping has a fight coming up against Thales Leites July 18, at UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites in Glasgow, Scotland.
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