Michael Bisping has never been one to endear himself to American MMA fans. Following his recent interview with The MMA Hour, the controversial Brit won’t be winning over any of his fellow UFC middleweights, either.
When asked about Chael Sonnen’s claim that his bout with Brian Stann was for a shot at Anderson Silva’s 185-pound title, Bisping sounded irritated that he’s being looked over.
“You can’t believe a word that comes out of Chael Sonnen’s mouth. The guy lives on another planet to you and me,” Bisping stated. “I think it’s complete [expletive]. You got Chael Sonnen, who just fought the champ, cheated, took steroids and got submitted. Brian Stann, his biggest win is against a guy I beat three years ago and wiped the floor with.
“[Chael] had his chance and he got beat, simple as that. Brian Stann, you know, the guy he’s doing well. He’s making some noise. He’s putting together a good win streak, but I’ve been around longer. I’ve beaten more guys and I think I deserve my chance.”
At the same time, “The Ultimate Fighter 3” winner isn’t naive enough to think a win over fellow TUF 14 coach warrants an immediate opportunity at the belt.
“Does a win over Jason Miller earn me a title shot? I don’t think so,” explained Bisping. “Does the fact I’ve been around this long and I’ve been consistent in winning fights constantly and beating good guys, does that get me a title shot? I think so.
“I don’t think Miller necessarily is the big name that’s gonna do it.”
One person who “The Count” steered clear of was Anderson Silva, who he was actually complementary of. However, he did offer up an opinion on “The Spider’s” most recent victim.
“Anderson Silva’s proven time and time again that he’s the best in the world, and I’d agree with that. But I think I’d do a much better job than what Yushin Okami did,” Bisping stated. “To be honest, I think my 8-year-old son would do a much better job than what Yushin Okami did.”
Bisping and Miller headline “The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale” on December 3rd inside The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.