Bisping: DC should say what’s on his mind – FU Jones FU FU FU
Former UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones had his title stripped for the third time for a failed PED test, and the belt restored to Daniel Cormier. DC took the high road.
Guys now I call upon you to take a breath, lay off of Jones,” said Cormier recently. “Let him and his team figure out what’s going on and what happened.”
However, on his latest Believe You Me podcast, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping said DC should speak his mind.
“Come on, man. DC, say what’s on your mind because that isn’t what’s on your mind,” said Bisping, as transcribed by Jed Meshew for MMA Fighting. “What’s on your mind is, ‘Jon go f*** yourself, you f***ing prick.’
“I like DC. DC’s a standup guy and God bless him … maybe he’s a better human being than me. No, he’s not but maybe he has more sympathy for his opponent than I do because that’s not what I would have said. If someone f***ing tests positive and kicks me in the head and knocks me out and takes my belt in front of the world, I’m not going to bang on about compassion. I’m gonna say, ‘You’re a piece of s*** and you’ve got no place being in the sport.’ Especially after testing positive before and all the other things that happened.”
“You’ve got to remember … DC was winning that fight. I thought DC won the first round and again I thought DC was winning it and then that head kick changed everything and that head kick wouldn’t have been delivered with the speed or ferocity had steroids not been involved. Now of course, like DC said, due process needs to take its course but the writing on the wall is that he was on steroids and that kick wouldn’t have been as strong had steroids not been involved. Therefore, he was cheating, he knocked him out, he embarrassed him, he took his belt, he beat him up in front of the world, who knows if that’s gonna have a lasting effect on his body? So I’m sorry. Good for you Daniel Cormier but I wouldn’t say that. I’d be saying, ‘Screw this guy. Screw this guy.’
“DC doesn’t know what the lasting effects of being knocked out like that are gonna be. This isn’t a game. It isn’t a game and you don’t get knocked out and all of the sudden come back around and everything be the same again. It has a lasting effect on your brain. That substance inside your skull gets bounced around like crazy and damage is done to your brain. That’s why you see these fighters years later slurring their words, forgetting things, GSP saying he’s been abducted by aliens, because it’s real. It really happens and I would not be defending Jon Jones right now.”
“Do I believe that he really, really, really means that? I don’t know about that. Come on, man. . . [It’s a] PR move. Maybe I’m being cynical but that’s my thoughts on that.”
Michael Bisping fights Georges St-Pierre at UFC 217 on November 4 in Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York.