Michael Bisping is one of MMA’s most polarizing fighters, thanks to his Sonnen-esque ability to promote fights, which often involves headline grabbing smack talk (see title above…). What makes “The Count” an even more intriguing figure is that he’s one of the sport’s best middleweights. So in other words, if he had already flunked out of the UFC, people probably wouldn’t give a damn about what he has to say either way.
Now that Bisping is officially set to fight Mark Munoz on October 26th, which is a really important fight, the British fighter has evidently kicked up the verbal jabs. Case in point, while speaking on the latest edition of FUEL TV’s “UFC Tonight”, here’s what Bisping had to say about his next opponent.
“He’s a great wrestler, but I think he’s one dimensional. Anybody who refers to themselves as having a Donkey Kong style, I refuse to lose to. I’m far too skilled for him. He’s going to try to take me to the ground and use these stupid punches that he throws. He’s very powerful and I’m not underestimating him. He’s a very accomplished wrestler. Listen, I’m going to punch him in the face repeatedly and eventually he’s going to fall down. On October 26, I’m going to kick his ass, and no one’s even going to think about him anymore. If they thought he was depressed before, on October 27, the day after the fight, he’s going to be really more depressed then.”
Bisping may not be a fan of the Donkey Kong reference, but there’s no question he’ll be looking to avoid the top game of Munoz at all costs. It’s going to be interesting to see how Bisping does in the wrestling department, as he’s proven naysayers wrong in this respect before. That said, we are talking about Munoz, who is a former All-American wrestler that has also worked extensively on his jiu-jitsu. It’s going to be fascinating to see how everything shakes out.
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