Michael Bisping doesn't want to fight a 'hypocritical steroid cheat' like Nate Marquardt

SYDNEY AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 23: Michael Bisping of England speaks during a Press Conference ahead of UFC 127 at Star City on February 23 2011 in Sydney Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

This one is starting to get ugly.

UFC middleweight contender Michael Bisping, who came under fire for his post-fight antics following a technical knockout win over Jorge Rivera at UFC 127 back in February, doesn't mind taking his lumps from the mixed martial arts community.

As long as it's not from Nate Marquardt.

The former 185-pound number one contender blasted "Spitsbing" for his saliva sneak attack on "El Conquistador's" corner "Down Under," going so far as to call the brash Brit an "ass" and "a total punk" who needs to be silenced with a "punch in the face."

Pot, meet kettle.

According to Bisping on a recent episode of The MMA Hour, he can "Count" more than a few blemishes on Marquardt's record and says it might not be such a "Great" idea to be slamming anyone for misconduct.

Here's why:

"[Marquardt is] quite a hypocrite. He's a steroid cheat, let's not forget that. He's had points taken away for illegally kneeing people himself, and then he goes out talking about me as if I'm Satan or something. The guy's an absolute hypocrite. He s---- the bed every time he's in a main event. He's had three number one contender fights and a title shot and lost them all. I want to fight the top guys and I think Chael Sonnen for me is the biggest possible name I could get, and that's what I'm hoping for. Nate Marquardt doesn't excite me."

Bisping is hoping to get a crack at former middleweight number one contender Chael Sonnen, who is currently on the sidelines with a "frozen" contract until he sorts through his legal issues stemming from a money laundering charge that hit the ex-Realtor while he was benched for a drug suspension.

With a possible coaching gig up for grabs for Season 14 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), it's not unreasonable to think Bisping could find himself opposite Sonnen, or Marquardt, depending on whether or not Marquardt actually goes through with his desire to test the waters at 170-pounds.

Either way one thing is for certain, you wouldn't have a shortage of trash talk.

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