One man who is never short on words is the former UFC middleweight champion, “The Count” Michael Bisping.
With former opponent of Bisping’s, Vitor Belfort’s career coming to an end this past Saturday at UFC 224 with a violent knockout loss to Lyoto Machida, Bisping shared his thoughts on the legendary Brazilians departure from the sport on his podcast, Believe You Me.
“It’s very satisfying to see him lose if I’m honest. I don’t care for the guy. I think he’s built a career off being a cheat. The amount of insane steroids over his life, over his career, is evident to see. I mean you go back and look at his early career, the guy was insanely jacked. When we fought he was insanely jacked, and now you look at him and he looks like a fucking beat up old man. And he’s getting knocked out like so and performing like so.
When he was juiced out of his mind, just fucking tearing through everybody and then he has the hypocrisy to go out and talk about being a good person and this and that. The guy’s a cheat, the guy has no honor. I would love to have been the person to do that, but it’s kind of still enjoyable to see him get what he deserves because he’s gone out and done that too many a people and caused injuries. He fucked up my eyeball, he’s the one to blame for that, so yeah.
“God bless Machida, job well done.”
With Bisping’s career inevitably coming to a close as well, many assumed we might see him be the man to face Belfort in a double retirement fight. Instead, it went to Machida who has now called out Bisping twice after his last two victories.
Belfort defeated Bisping by second-round knockout in 2013 during one of the most impressive winning streaks in MMA history.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 5/16/2018