Michael Bisping Totally Trashes Alan Belcher 'Back to the Undercard, Sunshine'

Matt MolgaardCorrespondent IIIJanuary 3, 2013

Jan 28, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA;  UFC fighter Chael Sonnen (right) fights against Michael Bisping during UFC on Fox 2 at the United Center. Sonnen defeats Bisping.  Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports
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One of MMA’s most outspoken combatants has once more opened his mouth to hurl insults in the direction of his peers. Michael Bisping has made a career of outworking foes, as well as launching vicious verbal tirades at virtually any man to mention him.

Alan Belcher—who had recently requested a fight with Bisping, should Mike’s UFC on FX 7 opponent, Vitor Belfort, find himself unable to battle the brash Brit—found himself on the receiving end of quite the outburst from “The Count”.

To an extent, I can understand Bisping’s frustration, as Belcher now looks a tad silly (if you happened to miss it, Okami handily outworked Belcher last month) having apparently looked beyond UFC 155. Any man who meets Yushin Okami (who was for years recognized as the perennial top contender at 185 pounds) in the cage should keep the future out of mind, and focus solely on the nightmarish grinder known as “Thunder”.

Bisping jotted down an assortment of colorful and well articulated thoughts for Yahoo! Sports just hours ago, and as is his known tradition, he pulled no verbal punches. Rather, he unleashed insult to accompany any injuries Alan Belcher may have sustained in his UFC 155 fight with the Japanese standout, giving "The Talent" a swift kick while down.

Get a load of this thrashing, and note that Tim Boetsch (who's been relatively quiet when it comes to Bisping in specific) didn't escape this rather lengthy rant unscathed himself. Why he was even included in it remains somewhat of a mystery.

Is this Bisping, simply basking in the ire of the heel?

Obviously commiserations are in order for my former fellow top five contenders Alan Belcher and Tim Boetsch, who both came up short in big fight at UFC 155 on December 29. Belcher lost to Yushin Okami and Boetsch lost to Costa Philippou. I respect all my fellow fighters, and I know the agony of defeat, so heartfelt commiserations to both of these two fine, upstanding gentlemen.

Now I’ve got that obligatory fluffy stuff out of the way, I’d like to say I’m looking forward to these two simpletons keeping their pie holes shut about me for a little while. Those two have been calling me out and talking crap for months, and I would have got some real enjoyment beating them in the Octagon but two no-marks took that glory.

Belcher lost every minute of every round in a fight so boring I was afraid my brain was going to melt and start to dribble out of my ears. It was like someone detonated a nuclear bomb of boredom in the arena – everyone in the seats around me was playing Angry Birds.

What delusions of grandeur Belcher has. This is a guy who didn’t fight for a year after giving himself career-threatening eye-strain by watching too much internet porn, and he thinks he’s god’s gift to MMA. He even told UFC president Dana White that after he beat Okami, he’d fight me on January 19 if something happens to Belfort. This is a guy who got his arse kicked by two guys I smashed (Yoshihiro Akiyama and Jason Day) but he thinks he can not only beat me on a couple weeks’ training, but also assumed he was getting passed Okami, who is not to be underestimated.

Anyway, now we don’t have to listen to this guy anymore. Back to the undercard, sunshine!

Those certainly sound like some fighting words to me. Perhaps Bisping comes up short in his forthcoming effort against Belfort and we see a quality grudge match signed as a result. I'd pay to watch "The Count" exchange punches with "The Talent", not doubt about it.


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