Michael Bisping is known for his ability to hurl insults and trash-talk at any opponent that even looks at him the wrong way. But coming into his fight with Tim Kennedy this Wednesday – a man who has quite possibly talked more trash than any one of Bisping’s past opponents – ‘The Count’ seems much more muted than he normally is. And Kennedy has picked up on it.
“It has been a one-sided campaign of talking crap because he sucks so bad,” Kennedy told MMAjunkie. “Apparently he’s the best at it. Him and Chael Sonnen are supposedly the one’s who can talk the most smack, but obviously not because he can’t hang at all with what I’ve been doing the past six weeks.
“I’m fairly disappointed in the allure of Michael Bisping’s crap-talking. He still has a couple days, so hopefully he has an ace up his sleeve. If not, I’ll be disappointed.”
Sometimes when a fighter has belittled an opponent to the point where it becomes the focus of most media outlets, it can hinder them when it’s time to get inside the cage, setting a sort of invisible bar of which they need to clear, to back up all of the trash talk. But Kennedy insists that he will be cool, calm and collected when that bell rings.
“I fight emotionless,” Kennedy said. “When we’re in the cage, I’m going to do what I’m supposed to do. I’m sure he hopes I’m going to get a little crazy. I’m going to hit hard, always look for the takedown and always look for the submission. If he doesn’t keep his chin down, he’ll be waking up shooting a double on whoever the ref is.”
And as far as the two men burying the hatchet, when the fight is over and the dust has settled? Don’t bet on it.
“I don’t ever see Michael and I being friends,” Kennedy said. “I’m just not going to be hanging out with him. We’re different people, different lives. He mocks everything about who I am as a person. All the things I stand for: serving my country, my family. These are priorities in my life as who I am. We’re never going to be friends.”
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