Michael Bisping blasts Chris Weidman for “Oscar Winning Performance” at UFC 210
Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman suffered a controversial TKO loss to surging division Gegard Mousasi in the co-main event of this past weekend’s UFC 210 pay-per-view fight card in Buffalo, New York.
Just over the midway point of the fights second-round, Gegard Mousasi was able to land a pair of knees on Chris Weidman that prompted the referee to step in and put a stop to the action as he believed the strikes were illegal.
However, after conversing with fellow referee John McCarthy, Dan Miragliotta reversed his decision as he was advised through ‘referee polling’ that the knees landed by Mousasi were in fact of a legal nature.
Shortly after that, the onsite physicians deemed Chris Weidman medically unfit to continue and the bout was stopped, thus resulting in a TKO win for Mousasi.
On the most recent episode of his “Believe You Me” podcast, current UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping weighed in on the controversial UFC 210 co-main event. After watching the fight, “The Count” believes Chris Weidman has nobody to blame but himself for the end result (as transcribed by Damon Martin of FOX Sports).
“It appeared, initially, that it was two illegal strikes. So Weidman thought he had five minutes. But come on, man, talk about an Oscar-winning performance,” Bisping stated. “He was laying it on thick. He thought he had five minutes but he was kind of like rolling around on the floor, clutching his head. He was putting on a real performance here. He even rolled back from being on his knees on his backside.”
“Now what happened was with the benefit of slo-mo replay, they go hold on a minute because those knees were legal. Now because he was acting so hurt and so injured, the commission said, ‘no, you’re not continuing to fight,’ so they called it a TKO. Now, I don’t know if that was the right decision, but Weidman was trying to win via a disqualification or, at the very most, trying to get a point deducted from Mousasi.”
“The Count” then compared Weidman’s situation to a similar one which he had previously faced in his fight against Anderson Silva.
“Weidman put on a performance. He rolled around on the floor. He clutched his head like a six-year-old that bangs his head and wants a Band-Aid from his mommy! He was holding his head like a little kid! ‘Mommy, mommy, I’ve hurt my head.’ And then he tumbles back onto his backside and he’s rolling around on the floor looking so sorry for himself,” Bisping said.
“I fought Anderson Silva. At the end of the third round, my mouthpiece came out, he dives up in the air, knees me in the face, opens stitches all over my face — I needed about 20 stitches in my face — I’m on the floor, as he kneed me, the buzzer went. Did I roll around on the floor going ‘mommy, mommy, please help.’ No! I got up, wiped the blood off my face, stuck my mouthpiece in, took a breath, had a sip of water, then went back out and fought. I didn’t roll around like a little [expletive] on the floor hoping that the commission would give me a win by default. That’s what he did!”