Michael Bisping and Mark Munoz won’t throw down for well over two months yet, but the middleweight contenders are already tossing verbal punches. So, in other words, if some fans weren’t pumped about the fight just yet, by the time October 26th rolls around chances are they will be.
Bisping recently kept the smack talk rolling by stating that he’s “far too skilled” for Munoz, the renowned grappler is “one dimensional”, and that the middleweight will be seriously “depressed” following their bout. In a recent interview with Rick Lee, Munoz was understandably asked to respond to “The Count” (via MMA Mania.com):
“Bisping has already been talking, I know. I was at my camp doing 10 days of an intensive wrestling camp with a bunch of wrestlers, over 300 of them. My phone was just blowing up. People were texting me and tweeting me all this stuff about Bisping talking a lot of smack about me. But that stuff doesn’t bother me. I show my talk inside the Octagon. He was saying he was going to beat me into depression and if I was depressed, I’d go into more depression. The fact of the matter is, he has pillows for fists. He hasn’t knocked anybody out and he says he’s gonna knock me out? He hasn’t knocked anybody out. It’s going to be like a pillow fight when I fight him. He’s going to have pillows and I’m going to have hammers.”
While most pundits would likely give the power advantage to Munoz, the big question is whether he’ll be able to land any telling strikes standing, or implement his feared top game on the mat. As Bisping’s demonstrated time and time again, he’s an extremely difficult fighter to finish who excels at outscoring the opposition.
UFC FN 30 will be hosted by Manchester, England’s Phones 4U Arena and will be broadcast on FOX Sports 2.
Stay tuned to MMA Frenzy.com for all your UFC news and coverage.