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Jorge Masvidal plans to ‘fix it’ with Michael Bisping in or out of the cage

Former UFC titleholder Michael Bisping may no longer be an active MMA fighter, but he is no more liked by Jorge Masvidal now than during his championship run.

Jorge Masvidal has not forgotten about Michael Bisping.

Earlier this week, Masvidal was in London for a UFC press conference to promote his upcoming March 17 main event against former welterweight title challenger Darren Till. He was asked about Bisping, whom Masvidal has gone back and forth with in recent years.

Bisping might be retired and he may have fought a weight class above Masvidal for the latter part of his career, which included a middleweight-championship run in 2016 and 2017, but that did stop Masvidal from going all in on “The Count.”

“Man, I generally don’t like Bisping, and he did something that I don’t think I could do to anyone that I dislike, and that’s see somebody with their family — see you pushing your kid in a carriage — and disrespect you in front of your kid,” Masvidal said (transcription via MMAjunkie). “I couldn’t do that to another man, so me and Bisping is different.

“I might have problems with [Leon Edwards], maybe me and Till in the future have problems, but it would never come to that. That is something that is different with me and Bisping. It’s not like a fight, and I don’t like him as a fighter because he has one eye, you know? It’s because he’s a f-cking idiot. I wouldn’t do that to no man, see him with his family and disrespect him. That’s kind of stupid to me, you know, so me and Bisping will — either in the cage or out of the cage, we’ll fix it.”

Masvidal looks to bounce back in enemy territory when he meets Till in two months. “Gamebred” is riding a two-fight skid heading into the headliner, with losses to Stephen Thompson and Demian Maia. Masvidal hasn’t won since a January 2017 knockout of Donald Cerrone.

Till, on the other hand, is coming off a submission loss to welterweight champ Tyron Woodley last September. Prior to that, the Liverpool native was undefeated.

Bisping retired from MMA last spring. After beating Luke Rockhold for the 185-pound belt in June 2016, he defended it once later that year against Dan Henderson. Bisping fell to Georges St-Pierre in late 2017, dropping the title by submission, then followed that up with a quick knockout loss to Kelvin Gastelum, which would mark Bisping’s final fight.