After initially taking the second-round knockout defeat to "The Phenom" with class, Bisping has become increasingly sour towards Belfort and the results of the fight, saying the bout was stopped early and speaking out on the advantages of testosterone-replacement-therapy (TRT), a treatment Belfort was using for the match up.
In a recent interview with mixedmartialarts.com, Bisping was asked which of his five career defeats he would like to avenge the most, and while anyone who has defeated him is on the list, the "bible-bashing" Belfort appears to come in at the top of the list.
"I'd like to rematch everyone I ever lost to. I'd like to fight Wanderlei again after that bullshit victory he had against me. I'd like to fight Chael again. Even he said I won that fight. I'd fight Rashad. I'd fight Henderson again too. He beat me fair and square, but I still want to fight him again. Obviously I can't do anything without that fight coming up, seeing pictures of it on message boards. And, of course, I'd like another fight with the Bible-bashing Vitor Belfort, Vitor the boring bastard Belfort."
Once again, "The Count" proves that he has absolutely no filter and is more than willing to take a shot at another fighter's religion and ability to produce exciting fights.
A win over Belcher would put Bisping back up near the top of the weight class and while a rematch with the former light heavyweight champion Belfort doesn't make much sense right now, it wouldn't take much to put them back on a collision course, especially given the hostility between the two.