Michael Bisping has fired verbal shots Vitor Belfort’s way in the past, and following the latter’s memorable loss to Chris Weidman, “The Count” hasn’t eased up.
As you know, Belfort was stopped by Weidman at UFC 187 on Saturday night, which marked the first time “The Phenom” had fought since November, 2013. That win took place several months after Belfort stopped Bisping.
Well, Bisping participated on a media call recently to promote his July 18th scrap with Thales Leites, and here is some of what he had to say about Belfort (quotes via MMA Junkie.com):
“I looked at (Belfort), and he looks like half the man he used to be, quite literally,” Bisping said. “His legs look like two little chicken legs dangling out of a female’s body, and he looked like, to be honest, my 14-year-old son could have beaten him up.”
Chance are Belfort’s fans won’t care for those comments, nor the following Bisping reportedly made:
“Of course, I would like to avenge the loss on my record, but I’m not sure avenge is the correct word,” Bisping said, while discussing the fact he’d like to face Belfort once more. “I mean, he was on TRT, so it was kind of an unfair advantage.”
There you have it. Belfort aside, Bisping has a tough, tough challenge ahead of him in Leites, who has been kind of cruising through the competition since he returned to the UFC in 2013. Leites is currently riding an eight fight winning streak.
That fight will headline UFC FN 72 in Glasgow, Scotland.