Just prior to the biggest fight of his career against Vitor Belfort at UFC on FX 7 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, set for January 19th, Michael Bisping took a few moments to reflect on the UFC 155 performances of fellow middleweights Alan Belcher and Tim Boetsch.
Alan ‘The Talent’ Belcher had verbally thrashed Bisping in 2012 calling ‘The Count’ a “point-fighting, disrespectful asshole” who he would love to fight on short notice so he could “whoop his butt.”
Meanwhile, Tim Boetsch had gone on record as stating that Bisping was on his ‘2012 agenda’ and that even though he thought Mike was a good self-promoter, he would beat him up and all others to prove that he was the middleweight divisions true #1 contender.
Both Boetsch and Belcher fought on this past weekends UFC 155 card in Las Vegas, Nevada. Belcher dropped a lopsided decision to Yushin Okami, while “The Barbarian” was stopped in the third round by Constantinos Philippou.
Bisping gave his opinion of both men and their performances during a UFC on FX 7 blog for Yahoo!Sports.com
Here is what “The Count” had to say:
“I’d like to say I’m looking forward to these two simpletons keeping their pie holes shut about me for a little while,” Bisping stated“Those two have been calling me out and talking crap for months, and I would have got some real enjoyment beating them in the Octagon, but two no-marks [Okami and Philippou] took that glory.”
“Belcher lost every minute of every round in a fight so boring I was afraid my brain was going to melt and start to dribble out of my ears,” he said. “It was like someone detonated a nuclear bomb of boredom in the arena — everyone in the seats around me was playing Angry Birds.
“What delusions of grandeur Belcher has,” Bisping continued to pile on.“This is a guy who didn’t fight for a year after giving himself career-threatening eye-strain by watching too much Internet porn, and he thinks he’s god’s gift to MMA…. This is a guy who got his arse kicked by two guys I smashed (Yoshihiro Akiyama and Jason Day), but he thinks he cannot only beat me on a couple weeks’ training, but also assumed he was getting passed Okami, who is not to be underestimated. Anyway, now we don’t have to listen to this guy anymore. Back to the undercard, sunshine!”
“Hit me up on Twitter @bisping, as ever, Hendo gifs are welcome,” Bisping said to close out his Yahoo!Sports.com.
If Bisping is victorious at UFC on FX 7 against Vitor Belfort, “The Count” will get a shot at middleweight king Anderson Silva. This is not the first time that Bisping has been in this situation, as he lost a previous #1 contender match to Chael Sonnen respectively. But this time, Bisping vows to “get it done,” and seize the opportunity that is in front of him.
What do you think Penn nation, will Bisping rise to the occasion and pull off the win against Vitor Belfort?