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Bisping: Romero is the ‘biggest cheating motherf***er in the whole sport’

UFC middleweight champ, Michael Bisping, sounds off on ‘Soldier of God’.

UFC 205: Weidman v Romero Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Michael Bisping is really not too happy (even though he says he is) about potentially defending his UFC middleweight title against Yoel Romero. And for obvious reasons.

Bisping, who shocked the world when he knocked out Luke Rockhold to become the new 185-pound champ, thinks Romero is the biggest cheater in the entire sport.

Romero, 39, is known to flout the rules and it was revealed that he tested positive for a banned substance after his win over ‘Jacare’ Souza at UFC 199. The USADA, however, came to the conclusion that Romero’s failed drug test stemmed from a tainted supplement and the Cuban received a reduced suspension of six months.

Bisping, though, is adamant that Romero is a dirty fighter and says he’s not sure if he will pass the drug tests for his UFC 205 bout with Chris Weidman.

“One thing is this — he’s the biggest cheating motherf***er in the whole sport I’d say,” Bisping said on Sirius XM, per Damon Martin of FOX Sports. “Every single fight, there’s some kind of cheating. This time it was the eyes and the water over his body again just like in the Tim Kennedy fight or he grabs the fence or he tests positive.

“We’ve still got to see what his test results are yet. If that’s going to be my next fight, I’m more than happy to do it. I want to face one of the top contenders, I am the champion and I have to do that. That makes me happy.”

Romero knocked out and busted open former champ Weidman with a devastating flying knee in the third round, cementing himself as the next No. 1 contender at middleweight.

Bisping, a veteran of 12 years, wants to see Romero rigorously drug tested by the USADA if he’s selected as the next title challenger.

“The other thing I would say is that is one, very stringent drug testing throughout camp. I definitely want him randomly tested once a week leading up to the camp because there’s all kinds of little tricks you can play these days,” Bisping said.

“Because, I’m sorry, I still don’t buy that he’s clean.”

‘The Count’ defended his title for the first time earlier this year at UFC 204, defeating Dan Henderson via unanimous decision in a thrilling back-and-forth fight in Manchester, England.

Despite the controversy surrounding Romero, Bisping agrees that he is the rightful No. 1 contender and says he’s ready to fight the former Olympian.

“If he’s the No. 1 contender, which I would agree that he is. He just beat “Jacare” (Souza) and he beat (Chris) Weidman and prior to that he was on a good run as well so if he’s the next fight, he’s the next fight. That’s what I said, cool, bring it on. Bring it on, we’ll see what you’ve got.”

It’s likely that Bisping vs. Romero will take place early next year, possibly at the UFC 208 pay-per-view in Anaheim, California.

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