Even though UFC middleweight Michael Bisping wasn’t part of the lineup for UFC on Fuel 7, the British star was still in London for the event and took time to participate in a Q&A with fans on Friday before weigh-ins. Bisping spoke about a number of subjects during the festivities but none more passionately than his desire to duke it out with Vitor Belfort again after the way their January 26 tilt ended.
Bisping’s interest in another go at “The Phenom” stems from the belief he would have been able to recover after absorbing a head kick and some ensuing strikes on the ground more so than his disgust with Belfort’s use of testosterone replacement therapy leading up to the bout.
“The referee stopped the fight. Fair play to him, congratulations. He was the better man on the night,” explained Bisping. “But I was completely fine when I went down, I think the referee stopped it too soon, and I’d love a rematch someday.”
MMAJunkie was on the scene and able to capture the conversation.
The 33-year old stayed relatively quiet on the topic of TRT, simply acknowledging it was currently legal and changing things was beyond his realm of control. Of course, that doesn’t mean he bit his lip when asked about Belfort undergoing the controversial practice despite having been suspended for testosterone use a number of years ago.
“He’s been busted for that in the past, and now he’s allowed to put steroids into his asshole. What can I say? He’s a f*cking cheat,” stated the brash Bisping. “But I do want a rematch with the guy.”
If the two do lock horns again it won’t be for awhile. “The Count” is currently scheduled to face Alan Belcher on April 27 at UFC 159 while Belfort is battling Luke Rockhold a few weeks later in Brazil at UFC on FX 8.
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