For those that are interested - Fallout From UFC 127 - Bisping V Rivera:
To: Joe Silva, Matchmaker Extraordinaire, Ultimate Fighting Championship
Re: Spitsbing & his tainted victory (an interesting choice of words from the guy whose near victory over Anderson Silva will forever be marred by testing positive for steroids)
If you get a chance to talk with him, please mention to your idiot-in-residence Michael Spitsbing it’ll be a little tougher to knee ME in the head when I’m charging at him like a runaway train and mincing him through the fence like a boiled potato, should we ever have the pleasure of each other’s company for a few (VERY few) moments in the Octagon.
Oh; and I’d suggest to him being a little careful about spitting on any of MY cornermen, since any one of them can beat him up as badly as I can. Thanks ever so much.
Hope all is well.
UFC middleweight contender Michael Bisping will face disciplinary action for his behavior following his UFC 127 win, UFC president Dana White told MMA Fighting.
White said he has yet to make a decision on whether Bisping will be fined and/or suspended for his actions, but confirmed that he will be subject to some punishment.
This writer pretty much sums up my opinion too-
After the fight there was no exchange of pleasantries. Bisping spit at Rivera's camp, blaming them for their part in the offensive videos, and continued yelling at Jorge in the cage. Across the internet, indignation came fast and furious. Me? I liked it. We need fights like this, legitimate and not manufactured grudge matches, to breathe life into the sport. I certainly enjoyed it more than the technically superior but dull Jon Fitch.
Rivera, hopefully, learned an important lesson last night. Opponents used to be scared to death to talk trash to Michael Jordan. The Chicago Bull great would eviscerate anyone for the slightest perceived disrespect. Michael Bisping has a little bit of that in him too. Fitch is a great points fighter. But sometimes that's not enough. Sometimes I want to see passion, anger, and emotions boiling over. That's what Bisping gave us last night. The sport needs a bad boy or two and Bisping's the best we've got.
“It’s really hard to take an angry man seriously when he’s wearing a bathrobe.” - Carl Fogarty