Vinc Pichel is not a fan of Michael Bisping on the microphone.
Pichel caught up with Fightful ahead of his marquee preliminary fight with Jim Miller at UFC 252. During the interview, "From Hell" Pichel trashed Bisping's efforts behind the commentary table.
"I honestly really miss Goldberg and Joe Rogan being together. I'm not a fan of Bisping. Bisping is a total bias commentator. It's kind of absurd how bias he is towards fighters. It honestly pisses me off. Like, 'Dude, you're a f--king dumbass. Shut your mouth.' But it is what it is," he said. "I think it is the type of fighter and maybe his friends, right? Like people he likes. Biased is biased. That's why I like Rogan and Goldberg. I don't think there was much bias between those two and any fighters."
"That's why I respect Joe Rogan, he tells it like it is," Pichel continued. "Goldberg doesn't' really know s--t about MMA even though he has been commentating for 30 f--king years. But he's still fun when he's with Rogan. They're a good couple."
Pichel (12-2) praised the savvy veteran Miller (32-14) ahead of their clash. Both men enter UFC 252 on the heels of victories over Roosevelt Roberts. When asked who had the more impressive win over Roberts, Pichel conceded the honor to Miller.
"Miller cause he subbed him, right? I dominated Roberts but Miller subbed him. I'll say Miller had the easier win but I had the more dominant win," Pichel said. "It means a lot [fighting Miller], honestly. It's a step up for me a little bit... Jim Miller is a super tough, scrappy dude. He has fought the best dudes, he has beaten the best dudes. We're both old men. I think he's 36, I'm 37. It's like a battle of the old men round-robin to see who wins after beating Roberts."
UFC 252 takes place on Saturday, August 15 from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The rubber match between UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier headlines the card. Keep up with Fightful for pre-fight, fight night and post-fight coverage.
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