Michael Bisping and Tyron Woodley are really trying to sell a potential champion vs. champion fight.
After "The Chosen One" challenged "The Count" to a non-title fight later this year, Bisping gladly accepted the potential 180-pound catchweight fight that had most people scratching their heads.
But if Woodley wants it, Bisping is more than willing to give it to him, but warns the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight champion to stop believing all of his "yes men" who do nothing but kiss his ass and stroke his ego before he gets a beatdown similar to the one he suffered against Nate Marquardt.
"Don't believe everything that people say to you, Tyron, because people kiss the ass when you're a world champion," Bisping said. "But I've been around long enough to know that it's all bullsh*t, so don't believe everything that all your little team, all your little ‘yes men.' Everything they're telling you, it ain't true, because I'll do to you what f*cking Nate Marquardt did to you and beat the f*ck out of you, buddy."
Nate knocked Woodley out back in 2012 under the Strikeforce banner to hand "The Chosen One" his first-ever loss, winning the vacant 170-pound title in the process.
And while Bisping’s threat may have been made in a somewhat joking manner between the Fox Sports colleagues, "The Count" is adamant he can take out the defending Welterweight king.
And for those thinking talks of this bout is nothing but a troll job, Bisping -- the current UFC Middleweight champion -- is adamant he is serious about throwing hands.
"I just [talked to] my manager," Bisping said. "We said we'd do it, and he said, ‘you don't want that really because no one gives a sh*t about Tyron, because the way he fights is super boring,' and he said no one really wants it. But screw it, if you want to do it, I'm in. Listen man, 100-percent, I'm down. Just let them know," Bisping responded. "Let them know. Tell him, send the text to Dana (White) saying, ‘yo, we were serious about that.' I'll do the same thing right now."
I’m not sure how Stephen Thompson and Yoel Romero feel about this potential scrap, but both Woodley and Bisping seem to be all in?