Chris Weidman isn’t getting a lick of sympathy from Michael Bisping after UFC 210’s mess of a finish in the Weidman/Mousasi co-main. Instead, Weidman has been christened a “little b*tch” by Bisping. (As is Bisping’s way.)
On his Believe You Me podcast, Bisping laid into Weidman over the illegal knees fiasco. In Bisping’s view, Weidman was “manipulating” the rules for his own benefit. Here’s some the juicier soundbites courtesy of MMA Fighting‘s transcription.
“If a person has one hand on the floor, in the past that was a downed opponent. What people used to do was, they used to touch the floor with that hand and then they couldn’t be kneed in the face, when realistically, they didn’t need to put that hand on the floor, they were totally manipulating the rules so they couldn’t be kneed.
“At a weigh-in, you try to make weight any way you can. At a fight, you’re supposed to be a man and f**king fight, not manipulate the rules and put one hand on the ground or two hands on the ground. Be a man, stand up, fight, go out there, tooth and nail, bite down on your mouthpiece and lets f**king do this.”
The UFC middleweight champ painted Weidman’s performance in Buffalo as sloppy and that he only had himself to blame for the loss to Mousasi. Continuing down the line of questioning Weidman’s toughness, Bisping alleges that an Weidman put on an “Oscar winning performance.” Well, Bisping sort of sh*ts on the acting too, but this might also be a subliminal diss to the Academy for likely overlooking xXx: Return of Xander Cage at next year’s Oscars.
Citing his own experience with controversial knees, the English MMA vet chastised Weidman for not weathering the storm the way he did.
“I fought Anderson Silva. At the end of the third round, my mouthpiece came out, he dives up in the air, knees me in the face, opens stitches all over my face — I needed about 20 stitches in my face — I’m on the floor. As he kneed me, the buzzer went. Did I roll around on the floor going ‘mummy, mummy, please help.’ No! I got up, wiped the blood off my face, stuck my mouthpiece in, took a breath, had a sip of water, then went back out and fought. I didn’t roll around like a little b*tch on the floor hoping that the commission would give me a win by default. That’s what he did!
“Just like Daniel Cormier tried to manipulate his weight with that towel, Chris Weidman tried to manipulate the outcome of that fight due to that legal knee.”
Michael Bisping: Making friends wherever he goes and dishing out bonus digs where he can. For the sake of your business, hope he doesn’t use Yelp.
(Via MMA Fighting)