Over the last few days, Derek Brunson has made multiple Twitter callouts of former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. He even shared what looked like a signed bout agreement to fight the former champion.
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) February 18, 2018
“I gotta go to the Fox studio to find [Michael Bisping], I see,” Brunson said in his first callout of the former champ. “You’re ranked 6, I’m ranked 7. Let’s exchange [rankings].”
You’re no easy fight. Obviously you’re ranked ahead of me… it only makes sense for a #6 being you and #7 being me to fight. Upside for both of us. The top half of the division is older than us both stop crying. You aren’t going anywhere, neither am I. pic.twitter.com/3mTRfZqKns
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) February 20, 2018
“Dear [Michael Bisping],” Brunson said in his second address of Bisping, which included the alleged bout agreement. “You’re no easy fight. Obviously you’re ranked ahead of me… it only makes sense for a #6 being you and #7 being me to fight. Upside for both of us. The top half of the division is older than us both stop crying. You aren’t going anywhere, neither am I.”
Unfortunately, all Brunson initially got back from the former middleweight king was radio silence. Now, however, Bisping has finally responded to Brunson, and he’s flat-out not interested in fighting him.
Bisping responded from the very Fox Studio that Brunson threatened to visit in his first Twitter callout.
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) February 22, 2018
“Photoshop is a fantastic thing,” Bisping said of Brunson’s signed bout agreement. “I have not been offered a fight with ‘Derelict’ Brunson. The reason I say ‘Derelict” Brunson is I think he’s still a shadow of his former self after getting knocked out against ‘Jacare’ [Souza] recently. Derek, you’re a good guy, but I’ve got bigger fish to fry. I don’t even know whose bout agreement that is… Derek, good try.”
So there it is. Michael Bisping has given a fairly definitive sounding answer to Derek Brunson.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 2/22/2018.