UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping is preparing to defend the gold against former UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre later this year.
Bisping is one of the more outspoken fighters in the sport, but wonders why he gets criticism from fans for speaking his mind when others don’t.
“Whatever I do I get [expletive] off everybody," Bisping said to Fox Sports. "Conor McGregor can do no wrong. He is Jesus reincarnated. He can walk on water. He can do whatever the [expletive] he wants. He can leave the sport of UFC and go chase a boxing match and that’s still the best thing ever, holding up two divisions whilst he’s at it. Me, Jesus Christ, all I try to do is get a big payday and I’m scum of the Earth. I am the devil.”
McGregor, whom Bisping mentioned in his statement, has been the biggest star in the UFC for a few years now.
The one thing that Bisping believes set the fans against him was the fact that he chose to defend the gold against GSP instead of a middleweight division top contender.
“Here’s the thing, the top seven [fighters] are calling me out, whichever one of them, because they’re all tough. They’re all tough guys, let’s be honest. They’re all very, very good. Whichever one of them I pick, the other six are all going to [expletive] and whine and complain. So you can’t win,” Bisping said. “I’m fighting Georges St-Pierre, [expletive] deal with it. If you want to fight in the mean time, go ahead. Luke Rockhold’s still talking [expletive], he hasn’t put a glove on since I knocked him out in the first round. Yoel hasn’t fought in a long time. If you’re so good, continue to fight. When I didn’t have a title shot, when I wasn’t the champion and didn’t get a title shot, I didn’t whine and [expletive] and complain. I just got on with it and I kept fighting. I hoped and I always had that in my heart, I would keep fighting and keep doing what I can do and here I am. I got there in the end. So guys, stop whining, stop [expletive], just get on with it.”
Although a date for the Bisping/GSP title fight has yet to be set, the duo are expected to collide this fall.