Michael Bisping to face disciplinary action for post-fight spitting at UFC 127

Posted on February 28, 2011, 01:54 PM by Joey Santosus
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According to UFC President Dana White (via MMAFighting.com), Michael Bisping will face disciplinary action for his post-fight behavior at UFC 127 in Sydney, Australia.

Following his second-round TKO victory over Jorge Rivera in the co-main event, Bisping was caught on camera spitting at Rivera's cornermen.  Members of Rivera's team have since revealed that, though he was out of eye's site, boxing coach Matt Phinney was hit by the saliva.

While White has not yet decidied whether Bisping will be fined and/or suspended, he has assured that he will face consequences for his actions.

Bisping has since apologized and adamantly denies spitting at Rivera's teammates, insisting that he only spit on the floor as an expression of his displeasure with the pre-fight videos made by Rivera and company. 


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  • GiuntaCore
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    The disciplinary action should be Bisping to face Vitor..

    Reply 3 years ago
  • Jesper
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    "Members of Rivera's team have since revealed that, though he was out of eye's site, boxing coach Matt Phinney was hit by the saliva."



    "Boxing coach Matt Phinney was later found dead from the severity of the saliva projectiles that hit him"



    Grow up Riveras corner, in training youll get bucket loads of sweat and saliva smeared on you. If your mad about what that spit represents as a lack of respect you shouldn't have started calling bisping a White Bitch and making mocking vids and songs. Whats a little spit now. **** off!

    Reply 3 years ago
  • WADM
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    spitting at an oponent is the biggest disrespect in the world of martial arts, if u r a martial artist u understand

    Reply 3 years ago
  • TheEnforcer
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    Jesper, your some idiot, so the next time i see your mom and i spit on her you wont mind? right thanks for the info dude look forward to it

    Reply 3 years ago
  • IGMBurninPiff
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    in most places in the United states spitting on some1 is a FELONY.

    Reply 3 years ago
  • JTalbain
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    It's also a felony to punch someone in the face. What happens in the cage, stays in the cage. Except for spitting of course, which traverses the chain link boundary quite easily.

    Reply 3 years ago
  • GeorgeRuetiger
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    It's not about the saliva ya ****in retard. Do you think they'd have been crying foul if Bisping got punched and a glob flew out of his mouth and landed on Phinney's face?



    They are concerned with bodily fluids, don't be such a twit. You can't figure out why they're mad? Why Dana is, why everyone's disgusted? Have you ever been spit on by someone out of anger or hatred? Can thing of few things that mean more in such a literally small gesture.

    Reply 3 years ago
  • Jesper
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    Lol at the fact that you think I cant figure out why theyre mad. That means your dumber then a chair.

    Read my comment again and youll see that Im describing what little spit means when youve made mocking videos and disrespectful songs and racist comments for months ya turd.

    eat a turd please.

    Reply 3 years ago
  • GeorgeRuetiger
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    I love how suddenly making fun of English people is "racism", wheras leading up to this fight it was just considered to be part of being from anywhere but England. Sorry, you'd figure history's worst coloniser and committer of human right's abuses would have a bit more of an iron jaw.

    Reply 3 years ago
  • Jesper
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    Rivera made a racist comment about WHITE people not just english people. If you dont know the facts, your not fit to even pick a side.

    Reply 3 years ago
  • GeorgeRuetiger
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    Link or it didn't happen. All I heard him make fun of was the English, never mentioned "white" anything, and even if he did, that's not why Bitchpig was crying. Even The C.unt said it was comments on the English that he considered racist, and I think that's laughable. Ever heard a British fighter hyping a fight against an American and NOT mention "Yank" something or some other other such piece? Or did anyone call Mir racist when he mentioned Kongo's Frenchness?



    Nationality is not out of bounds, grow up. That's not why Bitchpig was crying, he was crying because Jorge was mean to him and took his ball.

    Reply 3 years ago
  • GeorgeRuetiger
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    And I would also like to point out that Bisping, in the leadup and pre-/post-fight action, called Rivera "a Mexican", "a retard", and "a ****." I would now ask you, who has been more hateful? Drop it asshole, it's a bunk argument and frankly it's offensive.

    Reply 3 years ago
  • JP86
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    Its the magic spit from the seinfeld episode!!! HAHAHAHA

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  • 7damia31
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    ha thats the first thing i thought of :D

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  • MRfidgets
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    lawl like come on kids theres nothign wrong with mocking and trash talk sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me i guess spitsbing is still so immature he hasnt learnd that cheal made videos mocking silva u dotn see silva spitting on people right? whos with me spiting is ****ign nasty oh im cool i win but still not happy im a spit on your coach and ill spit on your mom 2 u dumb **** i think its funny how all these people think trash talk is equal to fighting dirty n spitting on people like this is bad for the sport not trash talking but fighting dirty and spitting is whos with me?????

    Reply 3 years ago
  • Jesper
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    You spit on my mom Ill knock you deaf and dumb. But I will say this, if my mom had made videos mocking you for a about a month and a song and all that then Id take pitty on you and not follow up with GnP.

    Understand now? Silly goose

    Reply 3 years ago
  • GeorgeRuetiger
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    What if it's her butthole? I think that's a gentle gesture, much kinder than going in dry. I'd think you'd thank me.

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  • 7damia31
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    dude your totally gay

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  • littlewizard
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    you are a ****ing ****. Id spit on your mom just to piss you off, then I'd spit in your face just to see your reaction.

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  • Jesper
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    just seing you all pissed off is worth it all, youll never meet my mom. So basically your frustration is my win and your the ****ing loser hahaha Gret stuff. Go **** yourself :D

    Reply 3 years ago
  • Jesper
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    Ey georgieeee. You did seem like an ass kisser to begin with.

    Where you like to put your shit lips is none of my business.

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  • littlewizard
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    even if its in your moms butt? where is your self respect? LMAO

    Reply 3 years ago
  • Jesper
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    Im smilin big right now ya idiot.

    Id go back in time, **** your mother, make you my son, teach you how not to be a complete failure in every way if only it where possible but your a lost cause. So again go **** yourself :D

    Reply 3 years ago
  • Effu2
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    just as long bitchping gets his ass kicked

    Reply 3 years ago
  • slickrick
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    "The disciplinary action should be Bisping to face Vitor.. "





    ... sweet, I hope so, what a great discipline ... a big name to outpoint with superior footwork and takedowns for points. then he can get his titleshot ... nice thinking kid

    Reply 3 years ago
  • Rane
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    VITOR will KNOCk his hair BLACK!!!!!

    Reply 3 years ago
  • DesiredUsername
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    I doubt Bisping will suffer any "consequences".

    The truth is UFC has a lot of English fans and Bisping is the best English fighter in the UFC - they won't risk upsetting the UK fans and losing business.

    It also speaks volumes about the quality of fighters coming out of the UK when Michael Bisping is their best fighter!

    Reply 3 years ago
  • BigAlRIz
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    Ya Vitor is the best. I can't wait til he knocks SIlva out. He's the best striker in the division. Next middleweight champ for sure.



    lol

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  • ksooner76
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    Bisping is a huge kocksucker,.....always bitcchn and crying.....he was crying about Rivera not being professional and then he cheap shot with the knee was so cheap he has been doing this for long enough....then

    to talk chit and get in Rivera's face and the spit on his corner ..is the definition of douche bag..lost what ever respect i had left and wasn't

    much..

    Reply 3 years ago
  • IGMBurninPiff
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    LMFAO you can't possibly be implying that Bisping would beat Vitor?! you think because he got caught by a rare kick from the worlds best fighter he's lost it or never had it?! Bisping is levels below Vitor, Silva, Marquardt, Sonnen, Okami, and I think Brian Stann would K.O him as well.

    Reply 3 years ago
  • LieutenantDan
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    winning on points? thats cool. more like vitor will knock him the **** out, and his corpse will do a convulsion dance similar to the worm on the canvas

    Reply 3 years ago
  • littlewizard
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    man, you do crack me up. Bisbing would get killed by vitor. I can't believe your all over this sight nuthugging bisbing.

    Reply 3 years ago
  • MMAMINDSET
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    Maybe Bisping should see an optometrist? first he claims he thought Rivera was standing even though his head was only at **** level. then he thinks hes spitting on the mat while he spits THOUGH THE CAGE. either that's some BAD eyesight, or he's an asshole. either way Rivera/ Rivera's corner deserves it. they were still cussing out Micheal after he won the fight. even worse than Ed Soars after Machida lost to Rampage. people should just respect fighters. i don't have the balls to put my health on the line for entertainment in front of 20,000+ people and neither do 98% of the people that disrespect fighters.

    Reply 3 years ago
  • godsofwararise
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    Spitting on someone is only one step short of doing a Daley, he could have easily triggered a brawl between the two camps (outside the octagon). They should withhold Bisping's purse at the very least.

    Reply 3 years ago
  • TheRealDeal
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    Spitting is BUSH LEAGUE, and amateur hour. No place for it in the UFC or pro MMA anywhere.

    Reply 3 years ago
  • WADM
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    It maye sound stupid.. but i prefer being cowardly punched than spit, cuz dats a disrespect 2 everythik i stand 4, and the punch is just a coward demonstration of frustration

    Reply 3 years ago
  • SHAKEZULA
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    the fact that he clearly did spit on riveras cornermen and then DENIED IT just shows what an asshole he really is. He talks so much crap but then he runs away when hes faced with his punishment.

    Reply 3 years ago
  • Scrappler
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    Bisping vs Sonnen sounds a hell of a lot better

    Reply 3 years ago
  • Endo
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    F his corner, that's the least they deserved, they're lucky Bis didn't go out there and f them up. Because after all the ish they talked about him they deserve a beating. It's pathetic that they were possibly the least professional outfit I've ever seen in the lead up to a fight and now they're talking about decency and professionalism. I know I'm about to get weaked into the ground but I don't care.



    You're all falling into the trap of not dealing with the root of the problem, you're combing the mirror and expecting it to effect your hair.

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  • Jesper
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    Thank you. Your absolutely right, riveras corner has bin and is the biggest bunch of unprofessionals in the UFC. Bisping has always come in shape and prepared.

    Reply 3 years ago
  • StoneField
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    jesper endo ur both on the right track the spitting while unpleasant definately needed something handed to them... I stand by bisping and would have done everything the same way... ive been spit on and i've done it once myself truly meant only for REAL bad blood and is a selling point for UFC.. Look at controvesies thru out fighting history. Bisping is as professional as any other human being would be in that situation

    Reply 3 years ago
  • Zadok83
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    Don't you guys find it funny how trash talk is "just selling the fight" when Michael Bisping uses it (against Matt Hamill, Dan Henderson, etc), but all of a sudden absolutely deplorable when someone does it to him. Talk about double standards.

    Reply 3 years ago
  • Michael Stephensen
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    Zadok83. You are correct and that is what Bisping's fans are ignoring. If you don't like someone's funny prefight hype video make one back. Join in the fun as you have in the past. What next pee on the downed fighter? Yelling at a downed Rivera - no better. No class. Out of control. Give him to Sonnen, then he will know what pre-fight taunting is.

    Reply 3 years ago
  • godsofwararise
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    The pre-fight trash talk from Rivera's camp was lame and pretty stupid but the fact is that they didn't do anything downright illegal. If you randomly approach someone you dislike on the street and spit on them, you'll be booked for battery. This is way more serious than making stupid videos on the internet. The biggest problem MMA faces is still the image that fighters are a bunch of uncivilized meatheads; Bisping is a perfect example of this. The UFC should absolutely take action against this kinf of nonsense just as they responded to Paul Daley throwing a cheapshot or Bablu failing to release a choke.

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  • TheRealDeal
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    GOOD. I was hoping that the UFC would penalize Bisping for ONCE AGAIN, acting like a complete douchebag. Rivera made some stupid videos to hype the fight, SO WHAT! It happens all the time. Look at all the crap that GSP took form Kos and Hardy, not to mention the Evans/Jackson debacle. It takes a real crybaby to take that sh*t to heart. Bisping is immature, unprofessional, and has NO CLASS. He needs to take a page out of GSP, Franklin, or Jon Jones book of professionalism, class, and sportsmanship as a professional fighter, and GROW THE F' UP.



    And his three fans wonder why so many others hate him...... he brings IT ALL ON HIMSELF.



    I don't care if Bisping becomes the most decorated MMA fighter of all time, he will NEVER have the respect of the most TRUE MMA fans and athletes, bottom line, unless he changes his attitude drastically.

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  • soapyasscheeks
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    well said dude.



    Also remember the sh*t silva took from sonnen??and did silva take it up the ass?? nope. And to me what makes it worse is that Bitchping was the winner! usually u see the winner of the fight being the more humble man...smh

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  • odesahitman
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    What specifically does it mean that he was not humble? It is not humble to pass judgement but that is allowed as a result of a falsely presumed moral high ground.



    In knowing others you will kjnow yourself. The basis of your statement shows immaturity. It takes experience to make a man and experience can come from mistakes.



    You made a mistake by casting judgement on someone by seeing specifically edited clips and comments and watching maybe hours of their fighting performance.



    If you take the time to sort out your own life, I think you will be more accepting of others who make mistakes. This anger is truly reflective of an uncultured and untrained mind.



    / Odesa

    Ps, He shouldn't have acted in this way, it was not professional and he will be punished accordingly.

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  • soapyasscheeks
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    your response to my comment is totally off topic and more importantly....lame. Honestly I am baffled by the shi*t ppl come up with here. To take something so simple and makie it complicated is so unnecessary and a waste of time. So i think ur the one that needs to sort ur life out

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  • odesahitman
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    LOL!!!



    The comment was made on the level of your belief and cognition level which effects your thoughts, beliefs, behaviours and your beliefs about these and the person you perceive yourself to be as a result.



    On the surface level I would agree with your comment that it had nothing to do with the thread of comments. However your beliefs are predisposing you to make judgements which struggle to add to the debate, rather they fuel hate.



    ps, simplicity comes from accomplishment.



    / odesa

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  • odesahitman
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    According to whom are you able to define the most true mma fans?

    Who are these fans and athletes you are refering to?`

    How do you know they all disagree with "Bisping", could that be 100% true?



    This is a very specific posiiton you have taken here and it remains to be seen whether you can hold your ground with a suitable response.



    Looking forward to your next comment.

    / Odesa

    ps, I do agree with other points you make and I am open to expanding my thoughts in line with your explanation.

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  • StoneField
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    im a TRUE MMA fan and he has my respect, im disappointed but understanding of were he came from..

    Not what i would have done but i know people who would and i cant fault someone for being human

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  • odesahitman
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    Agreed.

    / Odesa

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  • Accyfist
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    You're emotional response to the man you luuurrrve to hate I cannot question, because that's your physiological & psychological make-up that has disposed you to react that way. But your best response would be to stop watching these kind of fighters that bother you so much. By watching them and then talking about them so much you are only hyping them up even more. New people come along, getting into MMA and come on a site like this and will be like.."What's all this controversy about???", "Who's this Bitchping, Bisping, Ping pong guy?...I don't know but I'm gonna get his next fight on PPV" And there you go! So you're defeating you're own goal and the bottom line is that whether you wanna see someone KTFO of Bisping or just see what the hell he'll do next, you're feeding his fame. You see?



    As for his actions, the knee was wrong. We must follow the rules but it's not like he thought "Ah I'll just knee him now, it's illegal but they won't disqualify me and I'll daze him and then have more chance of winning" Cuz that would be both deplorable and stupid because of the risk of being disqualified. He messed up, lost control at a moment where another second and the knee would've been OK. Conclusion, he's gotta be more careful not to do that kind of thing, he was deducted a point. And judging by Rivera's best burst of the fight being directly after the knee, I'd say he was barely dazed and, fair enough, used the opportunity to get his energy back.



    As for the reaction afterwards. I would say he went too far. He could've just said something like "So, you still think I've got no punching power?" and said something similar to his corner and left it at that. Definitely the spitting wasn't necessary, but I mean what Sonnen said about Silva, apart from the black-belt-Noguiera insult was all ridiculous stuff. Funny but just absurd. Rivera's team cleverly picked out all the things they know to have played on Bisping's mind over the last 3 or 4 years and rubbed them in again and again. They were a lot more personal than your average trash talk. So yeah he over-reacted but personal jokes will be taken personally. I'm sure if I knew your greatest insecurities and poked fun at them you wouldn't handle it.



    In conclusion to my thesis, to set a precedent I think a small fine, for spitting IN his corner, will suffice, but you guys are over-reacting. But keep up the hate cuz you're doing him a favour.

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  • odesahitman
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    Good reasoning. The only point I disagree with is the comment on the black belt from Noguiera not being ridiculous (if I understand your point correctly).



    BR

    Odesa

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  • Accyfist
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    Oh I meant it was ridiculous and disrespectful, but the rest of what he said was ridiculous in a funny, daft way

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  • odesahitman
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    thanks for clearing that up

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    Can he fck hold his ground witha decent response ... the guy constantly shows himself to be a muppet on the internet.

    Reply 3 years ago
  • littlewizard
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    You are so easy to piss off slick. Sounds like you and bisbing are made from the same cloth. B fighter

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  • slickrick
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    Your right I suppose, but hey ... I enjoy this site and all its amusing banter. Amusing petty arguments on here make my day when I get back from work and read them lol

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  • littlewizard
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    I have too agree with ya slick, this sight is a kick in the pants. And all the jabbing at each other, though at times can seem real ugly, when we think about it, it is a whole bunch of fun. I look forward to bantering back and forth with my friend from across the pond. Have a great evening and we'll be insulting and spitting at each other real soon, lmao ol chap

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  • TarrantulaBdawg420
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    Can't believe he actually had the nerve to try and spit on riveras cornermen and then turn his back on them. Dan Henderson is right Bisping really is a childish bitch!!!

    Reply 3 years ago
  • Stiks
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    Any of you who think Rivera deserved the knee, or his corner deserved the spit over pre-fight smack talk need to grow up. Honestly, you keep saying get over it, but if Rivera had done the same thing Bisping would be screaming bloody murder since Saturday. Since when is Bisping's reaction the right thing to do? As corny as it may be, "two wrongs don't make a right." I'd be saying the exact same thing if Rivera was the one who did it.

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  • Ryanjp
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    This is why I don't like Bisping, he has no class. Can't wait to see his face get pounded in by Vitor.

    Reply 3 years ago
  • sickb
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    i now getting to see all the english that sucks on bispings balls that they are all the same, spiting to the corner is just wrong, rivera got what he deserved by getting knocked out, bisping is a disrespectful child, and im not from the us, i just say what i´ve seen in the comments and what michael did

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  • WingChun
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    Childish, un-professional, un-sportsman like, immature, appalling, un-becoming of the sport, juvenile, egotistical, disgusting, un-manly, piggish, trashy and not something wanted in The UFC or something they should be associated with.



    I personally find Paul Daley's (frustration) punch a whole lot less deplorable and vastly more forgivable, than this. I can understand why Daley punched Koscheck at the end of the fight. I'm not condoning it, simply saying that I understand it. With Bisping, I fail to understand why, after having just finished his opponent, in what is his first legitimate stoppage since 2009 (Denis Kang), he felt compelled to go over to his opponent's corner and spit at his crew.



    My opinion on this - is that he thought about doing that 'before' the fight; that it was premeditated. That he told himself... if I KO this guy, I'm going to go spit at his corner, when it's over; show them exactly how I feel. I don't think it was a 'heat-of-the-moment" thing; which makes it even worse. Part of what I'd offer up as evidence of that, would be when JR was down...Bisping immediately went over to Rivera's corner and 'flipped" them off.



    I'm not sure what should be done with him. I don't think he'll be cut. However, I could care less if they did. Maybe they could give Rivera a re-match and "initiate" the fight with Bisping on the canvas and then have knee him in the head real hard, give him a couple of minutes and then "start" the fight. As nice a dream as that might be, he'll probably just get a hefty fine.



    On an ancillary note - I wonder what Bisping's kid thought of watching his dad spit at his opponent's corner?

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  • slickrick
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    Yeah an illegal punch to the head after the fight ended at the back of his opponents head is definitely not as bad as spitting on a prick who made internet videos about you .....



    oh wait, no ... your chatting utter sh1t

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    But you'll at least concede that you said you believed Rivera would KO Bisping and you were wrong, won't you Wing Chun? (You don't piss me off like a lot of these anti-Bisping trolls because you can actually write a bit, so I'll calmly disagree. I tore a lot of new A-holes on another page, it was actually quite funny, give it a read). And these predictions are piling up man. Sure you'll be right eventually, but controversy aside for a sec, admit it! Bisping was good and is better than you've ever given him credit for...

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    @ ACC



    I have no problem in admitting my prediction was wrong. Did you believe I would? This fight is not the first nor will it be the last, where my call was wrong. I'm also right many times. Either way, I certainly don't claim any "guru" status.



    As stated somewhere in my posts - you can never be sure which Rivera is going to show up for the fight and the wrong one did; oh, well. With that said, the knee did effect the fight and the fighter was "clearly" down. And his antics during the fight (the finger to the corner) and after the fight (the spitting) were the unacceptable and the same-old childish Michael Bisping I and most MMA fans, can't stand.



    With that said - I thought your boy looked a little better on his feet, but Jorge wasn't offering much. And yes, his wrestling looked a little better, I guess (for whatever that's worth), against a guy that wasn't offering much in return. However, his wrestling on whole, is not relevant relative to other high level wrestlers in the division - Sonnen, Stann, Okami etc.



    Is he better than I've "ever" given him credit for - okay. I'll bite, sure. He is better than I've "ever" given him credit for, but I've never given him much credit, so I'm not sure what that means or is worth, but none-the-less, I will concede the point to you. He is a much better, marginal, average fighter than I have given him credit for, in the past. :-)



    And to my anti-Bisping stance - it's more his attitude and behavior, than his underwhelming talent in the octagon. Can you admit that?



    Concluding - I am pleased that I do not piss you off. You don't piss me off, either. :-)



    Cheers for the post and I hope my Mea Culpa is / was acceptable.



    Wing Chun

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    I was sure you would concede to a degree and I appreciate you backing up your comments properly on here and it's each man's choice how they react to attitude and behaviour. He definitely wears his emotions on his sleeve to an extent that isn't gonna win him many fans. Overall though, how he is in general and how far he's come in life, the odd outbursts don't bother from him or most fighters. I hold that the knee had very little effect however, illegal though it was.

    On his level, well I think you must have very high standards, but I'm a fan of fighters some beyond the top 20 in each division as I watch the sport internationally so I guess I judge with different standards.

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    @WingChun



    Remember according to experts on this site, knees to the head do not affect anything.

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  • Accyfist
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    Get some new material white boy!

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    you really are a nut hugging idiot

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    getting people from all kinds of threads to hate him. Must be a sad little man with an even smaller ****. Go **** yourself :D HAHA

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    Bisping really does have a nack for turning people against him, I felt that people were actually getting behind Bisping before the fight because of the tasteless comments and videos made by Jorge but then Bisping while beating the shit out of Jorge does everything in his power to turn everyone against him again.

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    You guys need to realise that in the videos, it wasn't just random taunts. He implied that his wife had STD's, that she had then passed onto him. Bispings kids were getting asked and taunted at school for it.



    So many of you are keyboard warriors that talk about how you would smack bullies over given half the chance.



    Spitting is miles to far, and should be punished. But stop with the "I don't understand how the videos got under his skin".

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    The real question would be too why didn't Dana punish or talk to Rivera about the videos? Cause he eats that shyt up. But yeah be the bigger man don't spit on people. It's like a bad guy from a Bruce lee movie. Vitor will set him strait.

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    I'd be very happy to see them give Bisping to Vitor as his punishment but to be honest I'd rather see them give him to Sonnen.

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    remeber, he also talk trash like he did to henderson.and it ends with a KO.,so dana please let vitor fight bisping.

    punish bisping punish.

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    They should dock his pay, that would hit him where it hurts. Bisbing is turning into the english Tito... which is not good for him.

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    What Brock did was very similar, I'd like to point out. But Dana wouldn't have dared to penalise him now would he?

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    Brock did it to a camera, Bisbing did it to a human being. BIG difference.

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  • Accyfist
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    But the whole thing though was not dis- similar no? The abuse etc. And imagine if Mir's corner had being hurling abuse at Brock, he would've power-bombed the lot of them. Rivera's corner were out of order too.

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    I truly believe what Brock did was for show, he was just turning back to his WWE roots. Bisbing went way over the line, he personally sought out a person and spat on there face. Thats F'd up.

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    MMA is different from other sports. In MMA, violence is officially encouraged during set times called rounds.



    If you have a beef with an opponent, you can actually punch, kick, elbow or snap his arm off--during the set official time. If you can't get your payback in the official time, then too bad.



    MMA is different than other sports because of the opportunity for both contestants to do volence to one another, therefore it is particularly offensive for a victorious MMA fighter to taunt and spit at a defeated opponent after the fight.



    Trash talking happens, and it is part of the sport for some fighters--within some limits. Belittling and mocking an opponent may happen before a bout, but after the fight--the one with his hand raised has gotten all the revenge he needs, and the loser had his chances in the octagon and can blame no one but himself.



    When Brock Lesnar went apeshit after defeating Frank Mir the second time, I was not impressed. I acknowledge that Frank Mir is a smug bastard who could provoke anyone to violence, and Lesnar was smarting from his earlier submission defeat by Mir--but this did not make Lesnar's neanderthal antics acceptable. Lesnar got a stern talking to from Dana--but probably more about how he snubbed the beer sponsor Miller, than his treatment of MIr.



    Bisping was a fool to allow his emotions loose after the fight. His fan popularity plummeted to a new low, if that is possible, and that translates into fewer lucrative sponsorships coming his way.



    GSP was insulted by BJ Penn and Josh Koscheck--and he smiled, beat them up, then went on to gain millions in sponsorships. Water off a duck's back.



    After a fight, I don't expect fighters to like each other, but I expect a minimum amount of respect for their opponents, the fans, and the sport.



    The cultural reason for why I feel this way goes back 2500 years.



    There is a famous statue from 179 BC called the Charioteer of Delphi. Now those races were vicious and deadly, and racers routinely died during a race.



    The winner of the race would do a victory lap, all alone, after he won. He didn't pump his fist, he didn't shout Booyah--he was calm and expressionless. This was to show his head was not too big, and to show respect for his opponents, the fans, and the sport.



    To quote a website:



    "The statue is characterized by a life size form of a chariot driver being presented among the Greek spectators after winning a race. The statue is made quite interesting in the fact that it stands to show admirable modesty and strong control of emotions in spite of its victory.



    The ability to restrain one’s own emotions especially during intense moments define one of the characteristics of a civilized man in ancient Greece during those times. The same characteristic is also being presented frequently in various Greek works of art during the Classical era."

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  • codemaster
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    Should be 479 BC

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  • Boner89
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    most people won't read this because you went over a paragraph but I couldn't agree more.

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    Plenty of people will be tuning in to see Bispings next fight. Look how many haters tuned into the last one.

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    So are you telling me you agree with the first paragraph?



    ' )

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    I actually agree with the last one more, but its all good ;)

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    Rivieras corner asked for it IMO. Sure it wasn't classy but after months of baiting and unnecessary insults towards his family I can understand why Bisping lost the plot a little.



    As for this site, why does it attract so many immature idiots? Not really about MMA when you read the comments, and very much like a playground competition of who can post the stupidest comment.

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    Exactly my point, so much unhelpful and quite frankly idiotic stuff written on here. I love this site for news and updates but the comments(especially on bisping) disgust me.



    There are plenty anti uk members on this site. Bisping kicked rivera's arse .deal with it folks.



    Vitor may knock him out, sonnen may grind him for 3 rounds. But listen to logic, give him some praise for the victory.

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