Michael Bisping may be sidelined as result of knee surgery, but the UFC’s middleweight champ continues to take verbal shots from all angles…
Since Bisping was booked to fight Dan Henderson last October, the outspoken fighter has been taking heat from critics and a several of the promotion’s top middleweight contenders. The reason being that Henderson wasn’t ranked in the top ten, when the legend face Bisping at UFC 204.
Although Bisping won the bout, he took some serious punishment in the fight, and walked away with a close decision win. So, now that Bisping has said he wants a big payday next, and has expressed an interest in fighting Georges St-Pierre, contenders like Yoel Romero and “Jacare” Souza aren’t too pleased.
Case in point, recently Souza posted the comments below on Instagram:
Olha o que acontece quando eu luto contra o 13º do ranking! Olha o que acontece quando o Bisping luta contra o 13º do ranking! . Soube que o medroso do Bisping andou falando algumas besteiras sobre mim, mentindo porque não tem mais desculpas para não subir no octógono comigo, exatamente como fazem os covardes. Disse que eu parecia um amador lutando em pé contra o 13º do ranking (Tim Boetsch), mas todos nós lembramos como ele saiu da luta contra o 13º do ranking (Dan Henderson). Foi moído! Você é um burro, Bisping! Depois de ser nocauteado com uma mão direita brutal do Hendo, você teve 7 anos para aprender e quando lutou novamente não conseguiu se defender da mesma mão direita que te fez dormir. . Falou também sobre o tamanho do meu corpo. Esquisita sua mania de ficar reparando os outros atletas. Você pode trabalhar na USADA e fazer meus testes, só assim você chegaria perto de mim sem medo. E é melhor investir na carreira como blogueiro ou escritor, porque lutador de verdade você não é! #TimeJacare . Look what happens when I fight the #13 in the ranking! Look what happens when @mikebisping fights the #13 in the ranking! . I heard that the scared Bisping talked some crap about me, lying, because he doesn't have more excuses not to step inside the Octagon with me, exactly how cowards do. He said I looked like an amateur standing with the #13 ranked middleweight (Tim Boetsch), but we all remember how he left the fight against the #13 ranked middleweight (Dan Henderson). You were beat up! You're stupid, Bisping! After getting knocked out by Hendo's brutal right hand, you had seven years to learn, and when you fought again you couldn't even defend the same right hand that put you to sleep. . He talked about my body, too. This weird thing about noticing other athletes' bodies. You can work for USADA and do my tests, that's the closest you'd get to me without being afraid. And you'd better invest in your career as a blogger or writer, because you're not a real fighter!! #TeamJacare . #BeMoreHuman @reebok @reebokbrasil #UFC @ufc @ufc_brasil
Bisping has said he’ll face Romero, or other contenders, if need be, but obviously “Jacare” isn’t buying it. It will be interesting to see what happens next, now that GSP is back in the UFC. Dana White has said Yoel Romero is next for Bisping, but that was before St-Pierre inked a new deal. Souza, chances are, will have to fight someone else in the interim.