To: Joe Silva, Matchmaker Extraordinaire, Ultimate Fighting Championship
Re: Spitsbing & his tainted victory
If you get a chance to talk with him, please mention to your idiot-in-residence Michael Spitsbing it’ll be a little tougher to knee ME in the head when I’m charging at him like a runaway train and mincing him through the fence like a boiled potato, should we ever have the pleasure of each other’s company for a few (VERY few) moments in the Octagon.
Oh; and I’d suggest to him being a little careful about spitting on any of MY cornermen, since any one of them can beat him up as badly as I can.
Thanks ever so much. Hope all is well.
Step aside, Vitor Belfort. Former number one middleweight contender Chael Sonnen wants a piece of Michael Bisping, too, who is fresh off a second round technical knockout win over Jorge Rivera at UFC 127 this past weekend. "The Count" blew his top after the stoppage, unleashing all the anger that built up inside him leading up to the bout in Sydney, Australia. He even spit at (or on, depending on who you ask) his cornermen in his emotionally-charged post-fight celebration. Rivera pulled out all the trash-talking stops before the fight to get under the skin of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 3 light heavyweight winner. It apparently worked ... sort of. Bisping is now facing disciplinary action as a result of his antics, but it will come from company president Dana White, meaning it will likely be a fine or a slap on the wrist to deter similar behavior. Sonnen, meanwhile, is still in limbo after his fight contract was frozen following a guilty plea to money laundering charges in Oregon. When he is fighting, Sonnen is among the best trash-talkers in the business. Would Bisping be able to handle his taunts, let alone his aggressive ground and pound approach, if the fight ever sees the light of day? Opinions, please.