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Michael Bisping Denies Turning Down ‘Jacare’ Souza Fight

Written by Tom Ngo
April 14th, 2015
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When UFC president Dana White defended his decision to slide recently released Chris Camozzi into Saturday’s co-main event slot against Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza at UFC on FOX 15, he said it was because nobody else was willing to face the UFC’s top ranked middleweight on only six days’ notice.

According to Souza’s manager, Gilberto Faria, one of the nobodies that wanted nothing to do with his client included Michael Bisping (pictured).

“I think Chris Camozzi showed he is a warrior to take on Jacare like that,” Faria told Brazilian outlet Combate. “I’m actually surprised with his attitude, because he’s getting in trouble. I asked for Michael Bisping, because he’s fighting on the same week as Jacare, but Bisping doesn’t want any of it.

“He is always talking about how he wants to get to the top and fight for the belt, but when the opportunity presented itself, he didn’t want to fight. If he beats Jacare, he fights for the belt next, but he didn’t want to take the risk, he prefers to fight C.B. Dollaway.”

Bisping is crying BS.

“Mma Mania you are full of s***, and JacareMMA so is your manager. Complete lies! I was never offered the fight,” Bisping angrily responded Tuesday on Twitter.

Bisping, currently ranked 10th in the UFC middleweight division, is slated to co-headline UFC 186 against CB Dollaway on April 25.

Faria is right about one thing, if Bisping would have upset Souza this Saturday he could have shot himself up the rankings. However, as Bisping states, he was never offered the bout.

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