Michael Bisping is never short of words when it comes to an opponent that he’s less than friendly with, and right now he is not disappointing anyone with his bout against Tim Kennedy moving ever closer. Kennedy sounded off earlier this week to Yahoo! Sports, essentially saying that The Count was nothing more than a loudmouth, eye-poking, dirty-fighting cheat. Bisping’s initial response to all of that was a yawn. Not even a real one, a Twitter yawn. Many fans that were familiar with Bisping and his legendary trash talk accepted his high-road response but wee secretly waiting for the British backlash. Don’t worry, Bisping didn’t’ stay quiet for long. In his own interview with Yahoo! Sports, he let Tim Kennedy have it:
“For a guy who goes on and on about the American Way and being a patriot, Kennedy sure sounds like a Communist.
This Comrade Kennedy thinks fighters should be paid the same rate no matter how much – or in his case how little – value they bring to the company or an event. He doesn’t believe in market value, paying your dues or working your way to the top or any of those uncool things. He wants to come out of the military, do MMA as a second career, not be that great at it, but be paid as much as an eight-year UFC veteran in his very first UFC fight.
And for all his bitching and moaning about how much money the UFC should be paying him at UFC 162, Comrade Kennedy had, hands down, the worst fight of the entire UFC 162 card. It was one of the worst main card fights of last year – it was embarrassing. There was so little actual fighting going on, if they’d had that fight on a school playground most teachers wouldn’t have even bothered breaking it up.
Listen, I don’t obsess about what other fighters earn like our socialist friend Timmy does. If someone is getting paid well, providing for their family, great for them. That’s what I am about, too. The only fighter paycheck I’m familiar with has the name “Michel Bisping” on it, but, that said, whatever the UFC paid Kennedy that night was too f—ing much.”
There should surely be hype and action when these two meet up with each other at the The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Finale on April 16th at the Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City, Canada.
Who are you going for in this match-up? Who wins the most trash talk points?
By Kenya OwensTags: Michael Bisping, Tim Kennedy, Tuf Nations finale