Two of the more outspoken MMA fighters out there clashed a bit on twitter today.
When someone utters the phrase "outspoken MMA fighter", a few guys come to mind. Chael Sonnen is probably the first (and the reigning champ). Not far behind would be one of Chael's former opponents, Michael Bisping. He usually has something to say to pretty much fighter that dares to say anything to him, and today he got into it with another outspoken fighter - Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren. Askren's teammate Alan Belcher is facing Bisping at UFC 159, and I guess he felt the need to call Bisping out. Bisping responded, and...well, you can read the whole thing below.
It started with Bisping taking a shot at his last opponent, Vitor Belfort, for his use of TRT after Vitor made a joke about him:
@vitorbelfort you only fight where your allowed to cheat. Fight me in Vegas.. Oh..you can't because your not allowed to use your steroids— michael (@bisping) March 12, 2013
This is where Askren piped up about Belcher:
And the race was on:
Seriously though a great American like @alanbelcherufc would never let a stinkin Brit beat him.— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) March 12, 2013
@bisping your little carnie hands creep out Hector.— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) March 12, 2013
@bisping You know what they say about guys with small hands!— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) March 12, 2013
@benaskren no... No I don't. Please enlighten me toilet brush head.— michael (@bisping) March 12, 2013
Ok I'm bored with giving the blanket some air time. Logging off for now.— michael (@bisping) March 12, 2013
OK I am going to dinner with my hot wife.You guys have fun arguing on Twitter.benandamyaskren.com/resources/phot…— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) March 12, 2013
@benaskren your grandads suit doesn't quite fit you.— michael (@bisping) March 13, 2013
There's no real winner when two grown men attempt to one-up each other on the internet, but if I was forced to pick a winner, I'd go with Bisping. What do you say, folks? Vote below!
Who won this twitter war between Michael Bisping and Ben Askren?
Bisping (1791 votes)
Askren (353 votes)
Draw (37 votes)
The fans, for all the hilarity (272 votes)
No one, it was stupid (635 votes)
Vitor Belfort (244 votes)
3332 total votes