UnderGround Forums Bisping "I am not fighting Vitor in London"

1/17/18 9:36 AM
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https://www.mmafighting.com/2018/1/17/16900154/morning-report-michael-bisping-no-vitor-belfort-bout-i-dont-want-to-be-remembered-for-being-a-d-ck

Last weekend, Vitor Belfort was supposed to have his retirement fight at UFC St. Louis. Unfortunately, his planned opponent, Uriah Hall suffered a bad weight cut and was removed from the card for medical reasons, leaving Belfort without a dance partner. Belfort quickly pivoted, announcing a desire to rematch former middleweight champion Michael Bisping at UFC London in March. Bisping himself has stated a desire to have his retirement fight at that event and a rematch between two future Hall of Famers would seem to make a lot of sense for both fighters, but there’s one problem: Bisping isn’t interested.

Speaking on his Believe You Me podcast recently, Bisping categorically shutdown any talk of him possibly fighting Belfort in his retirement fight.

“I’m not fighting Vitor Belfort in London,” said Bisping. “I’m not fighting Vitor Belfort in London. I am not fighting Vitor Belfort in London. 100 percent, I’m not fighting him. Zero percent chance.”

Bisping and Belfort previously headlined UFC on FX 7, where Belfort knocked out Bisping with a head kick and punches. At the time, Belfort was granted an exemption to use Testosterone Replacement Therapy and the head kick ended up detaching Bisping’s retina from his right eye, two circumstances that Bisping has not forgotten. When explaining why he had no intention of rematching Belfort for his farewell bout, Bisping pointed to this incident as a key reason why.

“I may or may not have one more fight,” explained Bisping. “So here’s the thing. I don’t like Vitor Belfort. People looking at this video are probably saying, ‘Look at his eye, he’s a f**king mess.’ It is part of the reason why I never wanted to do a video podcast before, because my eye is a mess and it was Vitor Belfort that did it and he was roided out of his mind. He’s a known drug cheat. I don’t like the guy. I find him to be a hypocrite. It’s his last fight and he’s probably going to juice like crazy again anyway because who gives a f**k. ‘Oooh, I failed. So what? Retired. Done. Gone.’”

But it’s not just his history with Belfort that has Bisping disinterested in battling the “young dinosaur;” as his career draws to a close, Bisping is mostly concerned with going out in a fashion that he can look back fondly on. “The Count” says he wants his final fight to be a tribute to the fans and not an emotionally charged blood feud that would have people remember him for “being a d**k” instead of for being one of the most successful fighters ever.

“And not just that,” said Bisping. “For me, the main reason is I don’t like the guy and I just don’t want to be associated with him and I know if we were to fight, it would just turn into a typical Michael Bisping performance of trash talk and all this type of thing at the weigh-ins and the press conference and all that stuff. I’d be talking s**t and I don’t want to do that.

“This is my - if I fight in London - it’s my last ever fight, and I want to handle myself the way I handled myself the majority of the time. I don’t want it to be some bitter rivalry with a guy that has caused me lasting disfigurement and that I’m emotionally charged up against. I’d rather go out there, put my best foot forward, enjoy the moment, fight somebody that I respect, fight somebody that’s gonna be a challenge but I have a lot of respect for, and do it in a classy way.

“I don’t want to be remembered for being a d**k, and I feel that Vitor Belfort would bring out that side of my personality. It’s my last ever fight, I want to go there and enjoy it. I want to embrace the moment, I want to live in the moment, I want to be respectful towards my opponent, basically thank all the fans of Great Britain for always supporting my career. . . not lunging and arguing and swearing and going at the guy and acting regrettably because years later I would look back and I would regret that.”

1/17/18 9:40 AM
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Sounds pretty reasonable 

1/17/18 10:13 AM
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pussy

1/17/18 10:17 AM
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Hadouken -

pussy

Shut up loser.

1/17/18 10:22 AM
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Too late for that not being remembered as a dick

1/17/18 10:33 AM
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Bisping is a moron imo

He always talks shit about Vitor being on juice (which we all know is true), but now Vitor is deflated old and clean. Vitor is on a losing streak and beatable.

Bisping should exact revenge on him
1/17/18 11:13 AM
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seekmurph - 

Too late for that not being remembered as a dick


this

1/17/18 11:20 AM
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dennisv - 
seekmurph - 

Too late for that not being remembered as a dick


this


Yep...
1/17/18 11:25 AM
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Why not? I couldn’t think of a better way for him to go out...

1/17/18 11:27 AM
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Hadouken -

pussy

yeah because the guy who fought all the steroid users and came back every time is a pussy. stfu

1/17/18 11:39 AM
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I think Bisping beats today's non juicy Vitor. He should just whip that ass.
1/17/18 12:03 PM
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I always thought Bisping was one of the smartest fighters out there. Odds are he has a good chance to win against a non trt Belfort. Vitor looks like superman when on the juice, but Batgirl without it. I think Bisping thinks even a non trt Vitor will beat him again and tarnish Bispings legacy.

1/17/18 12:08 PM
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bisping would beat the shit out of this deflated non trt belfort. vitor is not a wrestler and he gasses out now halfway through the first round.

 

1/17/18 12:10 PM
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Well Bisping was on the juice as well so it was an even playing field so stop bitching and nut up one last time. 2 fighters in their retirement match sells itself.
1/17/18 12:11 PM
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Mutant - Well Bisping was on the juice as well so it was an even playing field so stop bitching and nut up one last time. 2 fighters in their retirement match sells itself.

I doubt Bisping ever juiced.

1/17/18 12:14 PM
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Pussy? Vitor is the definition of a narcissistic, lying, team hopping pussy. Bisping is upfront about everything and speaks without the bullshit Vitor speaks with. Follow Vitors career more closely and his words more closely. You'll start to see the god he is invisioning is himself. 

 

Go watch TUF Brazil and you'll see the many sides of the same coin Vitor plays. One easy one that comes to mind.

1/17/18 12:14 PM
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Mutant - Well Bisping was on the juice as well so it was an even playing field so stop bitching and nut up one last time. 2 fighters in their retirement match sells itself.

You say that like it's a sure thing. Whats your reasoning that Bisping was on steriods? I've never heard anyone else claim this.

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ProteinOverdrive -
Mutant - Well Bisping was on the juice as well so it was an even playing field so stop bitching and nut up one last time. 2 fighters in their retirement match sells itself.

I doubt Bisping ever juiced.

there were rumors started by rampage claiming bisping tried it...however, i dont think bisping really did it but rampage was tight with him so......

1/17/18 12:16 PM
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Jody - 
dennisv - 
seekmurph - 

Too late for that not being remembered as a dick


this


Yep...

Used to hate Bisping years ago. Started to like him and became a fan, and was so happy to see him become champ. Then lost all respect (ya ya ya I know he doesn't care) when he ducked any top 10 MW and sat on the belt as long as possible. Now to me he will be known as the only champ in UFC history to somehow manage 2 title defenses and neither to be against a guy in the top 14 ranked MW's. Hope he made a ton of money though and now enjoys his family.
1/17/18 12:29 PM
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jpm995 -
Mutant - Well Bisping was on the juice as well so it was an even playing field so stop bitching and nut up one last time. 2 fighters in their retirement match sells itself.

You say that like it's a sure thing. Whats your reasoning that Bisping was on steriods? I've never heard anyone else claim this.

Rampage laid the gauntlet down and the ones that scream the loudest are always deflecting from their own misgivings!
1/17/18 12:54 PM
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I would like a Vitor run back but i can see his reasoning. I also would like to see him fight Rashad/Machida/Hendo again. Just no desire to see him against top competition.
1/17/18 1:31 PM
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SexiestManAlive - Bisping is a moron imo

He always talks shit about Vitor being on juice (which we all know is true), but now Vitor is deflated old and clean. Vitor is on a losing streak and beatable.

Bisping should exact revenge on him

1/17/18 1:37 PM
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Karma is a bitch, Mike. Kinda like you. You have eyepoked and nut shot more people than Vitor ever will. Good riddence.

1/17/18 3:00 PM
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Acidic -

Pussy? Vitor is the definition of a narcissistic, lying, team hopping pussy. Bisping is upfront about everything and speaks without the bullshit Vitor speaks with. Follow Vitors career more closely and his words more closely. You'll start to see the god he is invisioning is himself. 

 

Go watch TUF Brazil and you'll see the many sides of the same coin Vitor plays. One easy one that comes to mind.

I have had some personal issues with Vitor and his wife. I have friends that have done work for him and he fucked them over. I can't dispute anything you have said.

1/17/18 3:28 PM
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If Bisping was smart, he'd have been on steroids too.

Proclaiming you're PED-free marks you as a moron, not some sort of good person.