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Michael Bisping praises UFC for new Reebok deal, bids farewell to 'scumbag sponsors'

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One way to eliminate "scumbag sponsors" is by getting rid of all sponsors, something Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) did when it signed Reebok to an exclusive partnership that will pay a sponsorship income to ranked tenured fighters.

But you know what they say about the baby and the bath water.

One mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter who is enthusiastic about the promotion's new arrangement -- especially after this -- is longtime middleweight gate keeper Michael Bisping, who now has one less thing to worry about while preparing for his fights.

"I was happy when Dana [White] called me and told me about the Reebok deal," Bisping said (via MMA Fighting). "I'm like, 'Great, I'm sick of dealing with all these scumbag sponsors.' Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of reputable companies out there, so I don't want to slag everybody, there are some very, very good companies. But it's good because it's one less thing that a fighter has to worry about."

The bitch-ass uniforms are expected to debut this July (sneak peek here).

Bisping, meanwhile, is gearing up for his electrifying Octagon return against CB Dolloway in the co-main event of the upcoming UFC 186: "Johnson vs. Horiguchi" pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place this Saturday night (April 25, 2015) inside the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

For more on that fight card click here.