While Conor McGregor may be the king for making eye brow raising comments, in the wake of Chael Sonnen’s retirement, Michael Bisping is not far behind (he is “The Count” after all…).
Yes, Mr. Bisping isn’t exactly a disciple of the ‘if you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all’ axiom, which is one of the reasons why he’s one of the sport’s most polarizing figures. This, coupled with the fact he’s an extremely talented and rugged fighter, has made him one of the biggest draws in the UFC.
Well, as you probably know, Bisping is scheduled to fight CB Dolloway at UFC 186 this weekend, and as a result, he recently appeared on TSN’s “Off the Record.” During the segment, Bisping was asked to weigh-in on CM Punk, and the former pro-wrestler’s upcoming UFC debut.
Here is what “The Count” had to say (quote via Bloody Elbow.com):
“I respect anybody that has the cahonies to step inside an Octagon but if you’re coming from a professional wrestling background like he is, y’know, this isn’t ‘story time’ with mum and dad, this is the real thing. He’s gonna learn pretty hard and pretty fast that this was a gigantic mistake on his behalf.”
Now, according to Punk’s head coach, Duke Roufus, things are going pretty well in terms of the aspiring fighter’s training. But, to be fair, Bisping isn’t the first person to share the opinion outlined above.
UFC 186 will go down on on Saturday night at Montreal’s Bell Centre.