Longtime middleweight contender Michael Bisping picked up yet another quality win over a top-10 opponent yesterday, with an entertaining decision over Thales Leites. When asked about his plans following the victory, 'The Count' says he wants another crack at those 'cheating scumbags' who he had lost to in the past.
"As a fighter, everybody wants to face the guys that have victories over them, especially guys that have victories for unfair reasons," Bisping said following his bout (HT: MMA Fighting). "They're all taking testosterone replacement therapy, they're taking steroids, they're using their backsides like a dartboard. They're cheating, scumbag motherf**kers. I would love to face them on a fair playing field. Test them before the camp, during the camp and on the night."
While some might claim 'sour grapes', I personally can't blame Bisping for his disdain over what he calls scumbag cheaters. He has faced at least 6 men who have failed drug tests for PED's or were taking Testosterone Replacement Therapy, and they accounted for 4 of the last 6 losses in his career.
"If you look at Vitor when I fought him, he looked like a cross between a power-lifting champion and the Incredible Hulk," he said. "When he stepped in against Chris Weidman, he looked like somebody's out-of-shape, middle-aged man, a dad that went to the gym once a week. So it was certainly two different people. I would love to smash his face in and shut him up once and for all and get the revenge. I have no respect for that guy whatsoever. I think he's a piece of sh*t is what I think."
"God bless him, (Henderson has) had a great career, but he was on testosterone replacement therapy when we fought," Bisping said. "And the amount of testosterone they were allowed to legally have in their system was just ridiculous and there's a reason why it's been outlawed. They used to say, 'Oh, I have to have testosterone replacement therapy otherwise I couldn't fight.' Well, now it's banned and they're still fighting, so did they need or they didn't need it? Well, the fact is they didn't need it. They were cheating. They were manipulating the system."
The win over Leites makes two in a row for Bisping, and he feels that another quality victory will finally net him that ever elusive title shot.
"If I can get another win, another top-10 win against another guy later in the year then I think I've earned my title shot. I've been around here forever," he said. "I've dedicated so much of my life to this sport. I know I can compete with these guys. And I've shown that and that's why I'm still ranked in the top 10 after 10 years in the organization."
"It's about time I got my godamn f**king title shot."