At this stage, it’s no secret that UFC welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal and former UFC middleweight champ Michael Bisping are not particularly fond of one another. The two fan favorites have had numerous run-ins in the past, and have not been shy about engaging one another on social media.
On the latest episode of BJ Penn Radio, Masvidal detailed yet another run-in with Bisping that somehow failed to generate headlines at the time.
“We had another incident actually in China, which not too many people know about,” Masvidal told host Jason Kindschy. “So we were in China and [Bisping] got knocked out by [Kelvin] Gastelum, and I’m not going to fuck with nobody who just got knocked out, especially the way he did. It was like the Holy Ghost left his body, you know?”
“So I see him coming through the lobby, I was with numerous fans taking pictures and so I [turn] my back [to him]. I’m like ‘I don’t even want to see this dude right now’ but I’m not going to just run away either, and leave the fans hanging. I just got back to my hotel and people are forming a line, I’m going to give them the pictures that they want. So I got my back to him and I see him out of the corner of my eye, and I’m trying to like turn away so he doesn’t see my face. Just like a side-profile or something. But he comes right up to my face, sticks his middle finger in my face and starts going ‘fuck you, fuck you, piece of shit, you low-life, you ain’t shit man.’
“[He] starts to walk away, and I immediately lost my shit and I went after him and [UFC VP of Athlete Development] Reed Harris and company got in between us, and the UFC security. He did the whole show and stuff, talking shit while he’s backing up, getting into the elevator… I’m like why do all that when nothing comes out of it you know? You could have just sent me a message and told me hey lets meet at the workout room and talk about this, but he’s just not going to do that, you know?”
“So I immediately send him a message, and I ended up posting it online because he’s such a punk, letting him know ‘man, stop disrespecting me every time you see me, just be man about it. Pick a place and lets go and lets fucking do it like men. Why are we talking? We both can fight to some degree—I don’t think he can fight for shit, but he claims to be a fighter—lets just go and scrap it out. That way we stop flirting with each other online.'”
Apparently, this was actually one of several run-ins the pair had in China.
“I saw him like four different times in China,” said Masvidal. “One time, he’s with his wife and his kids, and I see him and I immediately cut a right, trying to get away. He’s like “yeah you better walk away you punk!'”
“I turn around, and I’m like ‘I didn’t say nothing cause you’re with your family, but you’re such an idiot man.’ And he’s like ‘fuck you, you don’t need to do me no favors!’ And I just walked away…”
While Jorge Masvidal seems to be getting fed-up with this Michael Bisping drama, he’s still happy to settle it with the Brit any time, anywhere.
“It could be in a McDonald’s parking lot, I don’t give three fucks, bro,” he said. “He knows it, he’s just a punk man.”
What do you make of the beef between Jorge Masvidal and Michael Bisping?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 3/29/2018.