This past weekend, former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman picked up a much needed win as he defeated Kelvin Gastelum via submission to snap a 3-fight skid that saw ‘The All American’ go winless for two years.
Following the win, Weidman called for a fight with middleweight champion Michael Bisping in his post-fight Octagon interview. He then called out the champ on social media in the days following the fight, mocking Bisping for having a crossed eye, an injury sustained during a fight. Bisping shot back, understandably mad that a fight injury was the root of Weidman’s insult.
Bisping then went on to tell Weidman to put his dad on a leash, something that didn’t sit too well with Weidman, who fired back on The MMA Hour:
“The gloves are off with him,” Weidman said Monday on The MMA Hour. “He ripped up a Cuban flag right in (Yoel) Romero’s face between rounds during the guy’s fight for a championship (at UFC 213), so the guy doesn’t care about anything. And then right away, I do the cross-eyed thing, he comes right at my father, he comes at my family. He can say anything he wants about me, he can talk about how ugly I am or anything about my face or my body or whatever, or my career. Come at me all you want. But this guy, then he comes after my father? So yeah, whatever, he’s an idiot.”
“I might go to Anaheim just to find Mr. Bisping, who wants to bring up my family,” Weidman said. “I’m going to slap him in his mouth.”
While the champ has yet to respond, expect a response sooner rather than later.
Stay tuned for updates regarding this bitter feud as they become available.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/26/2017.