Joseph Benavidez will be facing off with Demetrious Johnson for the UFC flyweight title on Saturday night at UFC 152, and both combatants have been doing Fighter Diary blogs in the leadup to the bout. Normally these things aren't meant to create controversy or anything, but it appears that Benavidez might have got on the bad side of another UFC 152 fighter, Michael Bisping, with an offhand comment at the end of the video.
It's all pretty regular stuff until the very last segment, where Urijah Faber is interviewing Benavidez while a promo for UFC 152 was playing on TV. They show a few Benavidez highlights, then the commercial switches to the Michael Bisping vs. Brian Stann fight. Urijah asks Joe "Do you hit harder than Bisping?" Benavidez responds by saying "Yes, I definitely hit harder than Bisping." Pretty tame stuff, right? Well, Benavidez tweeted a couple of days later than that Bisping was apparently not impressed with the comment:
Wow didn't think a big, tough, secure guy like @bisping would get all butt hurt at my blog. Pretty funny.— Joseph Benavidez (@JoeJitsu) September 14, 2012
Bisping hasn't said anything publicly himself, but he did retweet a derogatory comment about Benavidez. And he is the guy that previously said that "no one cares about the little flyweights". It never takes a lot to get Bisping going, but it's always pretty funny either way. We'll see if Bisping has something to say about it during fight week.