For as much credit as Conor McGregor and Chael Sonnen have earned over the years for their trash-talking abilities and knack for selling a fight, Michael Bisping seems to be the forgotten man when it comes to spitting fire.
"The Count’s" verbal — and in this case written — skills were on full display during a recent blog post, responding to Chris Weidman’s comments in which the former Middleweight champion stated he was embarrassed to tell people Bisping was the current 185-pound kingpin. As the Englishman sees it, "All American" needs to stop being a "little bitch" and -- if anything -- he should be more embarrassed about the "ass kicking" he received from Luke Rockhold, a man Bisping took out in just one round to claim the division strap earlier this year.
"I think Chris is really embarrassed that I knocked out the guy that dominated him and beat the living crap out of him. He should be embarrassed that as a guy who calls himself a black belt in jiu-jitsu and some kind of crazy skilled wrestler, he was mounted by Rockhold, and had something like a hundred strikes landed on him. The referee should’ve called that fight after the third round. Where were his mount escapes? He should be embarrassed more for the fact that he got his ass absolutely kicked, but I went out there and knocked Luke out in the first round. Why should he be embarrassed that I’m the champ? I mean, really, it’s about time that Chris Weidman just shuts the f**k up. He’s acting like a little bitch, and we all know it. Everybody is sick of him and all that whining. He’s always feeling sorry for himself and making excuses. Quit being a little bitch, Chris. Get back in the cage, win a fight and then maybe we can talk."
Speaking of Rockhold, Bisping didn’t forget about him in his post, taking the time to clown the ex-champion for vowing to hold out on a UFC fight to focus on his blossoming modeling career only to agree to fight Ronaldo Souza shortly thereafter.
"I thought Rockhold was going the Derek Zoolander route, but I guess that might not be working out for him as well as he thought it would. Maybe the winner can get a school for people who can’t read good and who want to learn to do other stuff good, too. Seriously, though, I think Jacare beats him. I don’t think Rockhold will ever be the same again. I think I exposed him, to be honest. I think I exposed his chin, for sure. If Jacare stands in the pocket with him, he can definitely catch him. Vitor did it, I did it and Jacare can do it, too. Rockhold is good, don’t get me wrong. He’s got great kicks and very, very good jiu-jitsu, but he doesn’t have very good hands. If you get past the kicks and get him close, you can catch him.The good thing for me is that one of them gets beat. I couldn’t care less which one it is. I’ll fight the winner of that one or the winner of Yoel Romero vs. Chris Weidman. Makes no difference to me. Hell, I’ll fight Georges St-Pierre. I’ll fight Conor McGregor. I’ll fight whoever they want. Line them up and I’ll take them out, one by bloody one."
Before he faces any of the aforementioned combatants, Bisping must focus all of his attention on Dan Henderson, who he is set to rematch in the headlining act of UFC 204, which will go down inside Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, on Oct. 8, 2016. For more on that much-anticipated do-over click here and here.