Current UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping sat on the sidelines last night (Sat., July 8, 2017) at UFC 213 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, when Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero fought for the interim 185-pound strap. Whittaker ended up taking out Romero via unanimous decision and “The Count” wasted little time in confronting the Australian youngster after the fight.
“The fact that you’re standing there with that f**king belt on like you’re a champion makes me sick,” Bisping said after entering the Octagon during Whittaker’s post-fight interview with Joe Rogan (shown above). “You should be ashamed of yourself.”
“Here, take that, take that,” Bisping added as he threw his middleweight championship at Whittaker’s feet. “Fight me for it. I’ll see you soon motherf**ker.”
Despite not competing at UFC 213, Bisping certainly made his presence known. Before bashing Whittaker on the microphone, the 38-year-old champion took aim at Romero, who has exchanged barbs with “The Count” in the past. Bisping was seen ripping up a Cuban flag and throwing it in the direction of “Solider of God.”
Afterwards, Bisping had to be separated from Romero as he stepped into the cage to crash Whittaker’s victory speech. Luckily nothing happened, but Romero looked ready to go even after fighting “Bobby Knuckles” for five hard rounds.
While Bisping’s pipe dream of fighting mixed martial arts (MMA) legend Georges St-Pierre may be dissipating by the month, he’s going to have his hands full when he makes his return to middleweight and unifies his title with Whittaker. They are two of the most skilled strikers in the division and provide a matchup that could serve as a passing of the middleweight torch.
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