Over the years, former UFC middleweight champ Michael Bisping has swapped trash talk with many of his peers. One of the latest fighters he’s engaged with is current UFC welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal.
Recently, however, Bisping made an effort to end this beef, after a heated exchanged on Instagram.
Speaking on a recent episode of his podcast Believe You Me, Bisping explained why he’s no longer interested in trading barbs with Masvidal.
“He was messaging me a ton of abuse so I gave him a bit of sh*t back and then at the end I just said, ‘Listen, I’m not interested in this. This is ridiculous.’” Bisping explained (h/t MMAFighting.com). “I can’t remember how I worded it but I said, ‘This is a two-way street, you started this, I’m not interested in this anymore. I’m not going back and forth, if you want to keep it up, you’re on your own.’
“Obviously, when you were reading that [Instagram exchange], the whole thing sounds very, very juvenile. He sent one, I responded. He sent something back, then I responded. Then he carried it on and I’m like, listen, I can’t do this. I’m not acting like a teenager sending insulting messages back and forth over bloody Instagram. I’m almost 40 years old! So that’s why I said if you want to keep this up, you’re on your own. I’m not interested, you’re nothing to me, and that was that. And then the little prick takes a screenshot and posts it on Instagram.”
“I’m not sure what he was trying to achieve,”Bisping added. “I think, if anything, it just makes him look like a fool. It makes him look like a moron to be honest, and I’m glad that I actually was the more responsible of the two. What a little b*tch.
“I think he thinks in his mind that because I ‘backed down,’ – basically, acted like an adult and said, ‘Listen, f*ck this, I’m done, I don’t need to do this – he thinks that that was me cowering to him and shying away from confrontation and being, as he would say, a little b*tch. No. It’s me being a grown-ass man, nearly 40 years old, and not arguing with some piece of trash from Florida. I’m not doing it. You’re on your own bud.”
What do you make of the beef between Jorge Masvidal and Michael Bisping?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 26/12/2017.