The season premiere of “The Ultimate Fighter 14” doesn’t kick off until next Wednesday on Spike TV, but the fireworks between the two opposing coaches started during today’s conference call. Things got playfully heated between Jason “Mayhem” Miller (Pictured) and Michael Bisping, with both middleweights exchanging several insults.
After Miller briefly complimented Bisping for co-starring with him in the unforgettable season they just wrapped, the Brit quickly set the tone for the call.
“You’re trying to sweeten me up so I don’t beat you too badly on December 3rd?” Bisping asked.
“Don’t get me wrong. I think you’re way worse an idiot than I am and I’m going to smash your face and choke you,” Miller answered back.
Bisping then turned his attack on Miller’s recent arrest for allegedly assaulting his own sister at a party.
“Nice to see you’ve been warming up on your sister,” Bisping stated. “I definitely will be practicing guillotine escapes. If she can escape your guillotine, I should be good.”
“You make sure to practice them,” Miller said while laughing. “Actually, I’ll send you her number.”
The 185-pounders weren’t too familiar with each other prior to the start of filming, but it appears they know more than they ever wanted to about the other at this point.
“My initial belief was to give Mike the benefit of doubt, but he fully proved himself to be a prick by week two,” Miller expressed.
Needless to say, the feeling was mutual.
“At the start of the show I hated him, during the show I hated him, at the end of the show I hated him,” Bisping shot back. “December 3rd I’m going to kick his ass, so it’s all good.”
Although there were numerous threats and slights delivered from both parties, it was more of a lighthearted spat, which lead Miller to claim they are a part of the same fighter fraternity.
“We hate each other’s guts,” Miller expressed. “At the same time, I can’t speak for Mike because I can’t talk with that stupid accent, but I’ll say this, there has to be a mutual respect at some level because on December 3rd, we’re going to get in the cage across from each other.
“I know that he trains hard and I respect that. As a person, yeah, I’m going to tell him I hate him, but at the end of the day, we’re all fighters and there is a brotherhood amongst all of us.”
The “brothers” will settle their bad blood at “The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale” inside The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.