Could we see the return of Spitsbing?
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight Michael Bisping is taking his trash talk to the next level in his public war of words against Tim Kennedy, who recently predicted the injured Brit would "chicken out" of a fight against the Strikeforce import.
Also known as "pulling a Sonnen."
Bisping accused Kennedy of following in the footsteps of Chael Sonnen, who has a history of talking his way into big fights. Though it's not a contest that tops his wish list, "The Count" did tell his fans (via Twitter) that Kennedy needs "shutting the fuck up, once and for all."
Assuming the former Army Ranger has the cajones to call UFC and ask for the fight:
These two have been going back and forth online for several months; however, shit got real once Kennedy was able to dispose of Rafael Natal at the promotion's "Fight for the Troops" last month on FOX Sports 1 (video). The win moved the Green Beret up the ladder and into the line of Bisping's fire.
Which could take awhile to heat up, thanks to a pesky eye injury (pic).
If and when these two ever do hook 'em up, you can bet the yapping will only intensify. Perhaps they can coach opposite one another for The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 20. If they do -- or just fight to settle their differences -- Bisping has already made his prediction.
Find out how part one ended here.