There are some who got a great deal of pleasure seeing Chris Weidman smash Vitor Belfort via first round technical knockout in their championship fight last weekend (Sat. May 23, 2015) at UFC 187.
Among them is Michael Bisping, who says "All American" made "The Phenom" look like the "coward" he is after disposing of him in the opening frame. And that was just the start of a remarkable burn.
In fact, Bisping (sarcastically) believes his 14-year old son could have smashed the Brazilian, who "looked the half the man he used to be" after cleansing his body of the extra testosterone he was carrying around in previous fights.
"It was a bittersweet experience because I looked at him, he looks like he half the man he used to be, quite literally. His legs are like two little chicken legs dangling out of a female's body. He looks like, to be honest, my 14-year-old son could've beaten him up. Chris Weidman made him look like the coward that he is. So, yes, I enjoyed seeing it, but it was also bittersweet, because I would've loved the chance to get to have done that."
Of course, Bisping ran into the freight train that is Belfort during the time when testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) was legal, which may or may not have contributed to his knockout loss to "The Phenom."
And we may never know if a rematch with a thinner-looking Belfort would be different, as Bisping says a "do over" isn't at the top of his priority list because it won't get him closer to the title.
Still, he says he isn't opposed to punching and kicking the Brazilian.
"Yes, I would like a rematch, but also I'm focused on the title. I don't really want match-ups that aren't going to do anything for me. I would like to avenge any loss on my record, but I'm not sure avenge is the correct word. I mean, he was on TRT, so he was at an unfair advantage. Vitor, I owe him a kick in the head or a punch in the face. It's as simple as that, whichever way round we get it done it's fine by me. But like I said, I'm focused on the title. A fight with Vitor isn't something right now that's going to help achieve that, but certainly, as I just said, I would love to punch that guy in the face."
For now, Bisping has
bigger other fish to fry, gearing up to face Thales Leites in the main event of UFC Fight Night 72, which is scheduled for July 18, 2015, inside SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland.
A win over the former No. 1 Middleweight title contender would give "The Count" his second straight win after outpointing C.B. Dollaway at UFC 186 a few months back. It will also inch him forward in his quest for the title.
But, one can make a case that beating Belfort would do a bit more in that department despite his recent setback.