Michael Bisping is not a happy camper.
The smack talk and videos Jorge Rivera has produced leading up to their UFC 127 showdown has angered the British middleweight.
Bisping had been uncharacteristically quiet leading up to this weekend’s event, but that all changed during the UFC 127 pre-fight press conference on Tuesday.
“For me, I’ve got a big fight to prepare for. I’m fighting in the premier fighting organization in the world, and I’m trying to act accordingly,” said Bisping. “I’m a professional fighter. I’m not an idiot in the schoolyard making up silly rhymes and jokes and making stupid videos.”
He addressed Rivera directly, saying, “This is a press conference by the way Jorge. This is what you do. I know this is your first time involved in something like this. Welcome to the big leagues. After this you’ll be back to the undercard, believe me. “
Bipsing said he wants to do most of his talking inside the Octagon.
“I want to do most of my talking on the night. I’m going to do my talking with my fists, knees, elbows, jiu-jitsu, and wrestling. Half of that stuff he doesn’t know what it is,” stated the 31-year old fighter.
“Jorge is a throwback to the beginning of mixed martial arts. I’m a complete mixed martial artist and I’ll be showing him that on the night. I’ll be doing most of my talking then.”
“I’m looking forward to the fight, looking forward to correcting him on a few of his opinions. I think he’s massively underestimating me, and I’m looking forward to making a fool out of him on the night.”