Recently a video of Michael Bisping and Tyron Woodley agreeing to a 180 pound, catch-weight bout made the rounds, and it looks like the two were serious.
Last week Bisping posted the clip on his Instagram feed, and it showed Woodley challenging the middleweight champ to a scrap. Bisping said he was down, and after some lighthearted, verbal jabs, he and Woodley agreed to a bout at 180.
Well, although it doesn’t sound like there’s a real beef between the two, Woodley and Bisping are still talking about the bout. During a recent episode of “The Countdown“, Bisping and Woodley quarrelled a wee bit about who would win if they fought. Here is some of what Bisping had to say (quote via MMA Fighting):
“Don’t believe everything that people say to you, Tyron, because people kiss the ass when you’re a world champion,” Bisping said. “But I’ve been around long enough to know that it’s all bullsh*t, so don’t believe everything that all your little team, all your little ‘yes men.’ Everything they’re telling you, it ain’t true, because I’ll do to you what f*cking Nate Marquardt did to you and beat the f*ck out of you, buddy.”
“Because it’s an easy fight for me,” Bisping told Woodley, after the latter asked him why he’d be interested in taking a “suicide fight”. “You’re an easy fight.”
The welterweight champ Woodley also argued that he beats “tougher guys” while Bisping “loses to them”. Of course, Bisping supporters would like cite the champ’s wins over Luke Rockhold and Anderson Silva, as evidence to the contrary.
All this aside, with the likes of Stephen Thompson, Demian Maia or possibly Conor McGregor waiting for Woodley, and Yoel Romero in line to face Bisping, the chance of this fight happening seem slim.