Michael Bisping Cements His Reputation in MMA With UFC 127 Incidents
by, 02-27-2011 at 05:38 PM (2030 Views)
This is my first blog, and probably my last.
I have to preface this article by stating that I'm not a writer nor a blogger and that I have never been a fan of Mikey Bisping.
I didn't care for his arrogance, self-centered persona, his over rated sense of self as a fighter, and his total lack of sportsmanship as exhibited on TUF 3 : Tito Ortiz vs. Ken Shamrock, where he bitched and complained like a spoiled child about Matt Hamill receiving preferential treatment by coach Tito Ortiz.
Obviously the LHW talent was sub-par by the UFC's standards and Bisping was the most talented fighter as well as a favorite to win in his weight class on that season of TUF for reasons that many MMA fans believe was Zuffa's not so sublime motive to gain a foothold and fans in a new demographic... the United Kingdom.
This gift from Zuffa wasn't enough for the brash UK fighter, and Mikey intentionally made several attempts to seriously injure his only viable competition on that season... we all know that Matt Hamill was Mikey's only real competition as well as his rival on that season of TUF and Bisping eventually succeeded in injuring Hamill as he had planned.
This might have been the first time that American MMA fans witnessed this behavior from Bisping, but it was only the beginning of an ongoing series of classless acts from him as exhibited again and again in and out of the octagon.
When Mikey was "given" the win over Hamill on September 8, 2007 in what most reasonable MMA fans would call the proverbial "robbery", he again showed the world who he is as a fighter and person with his graceless post fight comments to Matt Hamill.
Some MMA fans decided to give "The Count" the benefit of the doubt by crediting this to a "heat of the moment" reaction... not many MMA fans made this excuse, but a few did.
That was the image of himself that Bisping planted in minds of many MMA fans around the world, and the beginning of the immense dislike of him as not only a fighter... but as a person as well.
Most recently we were treated to another series of classless acts from "The Count" leading up to, during, and after his bout with Jorge Rivera at UFC 127.
Again Mikey intentionally sought to injure his opponent... this time with an illegal knee to a downed Rivera which should have terminated the bout with a loss to Bisping by DQ.
Instead of quitting Rivera championed on, maintained the warrior spirit and decided not to take an "easy win".
Rivera was obviously rocked by the illegal knee and the blow most likely contributed to his inability to compete on a level that would have made the bout fair and more interesting, but instead the outcome was encumbered by questionable tactics.
Apparently Rivera was unable to give it his all for the remainder of the bout, and Mikey was victorious in the end.
This wasn't enough for "The Count" even after the bout was over, for "some reason" he felt the need to act as the SHPOS that has proven he is.
Mikey exhibited his total lack of sportsmanship and tact even in victory with a classless act once again... he had the audacity to walk over to Rivera's corner and expectorate on Rivera's corner & team.
So apparently with Bisping there's a pattern... win, lose or draw he'll continue to prove the reason that many MMA fans despise him as an MMA fighter and as a person, and it's not that he has no class as either a fighter or person; on the contrary, he has plenty of class... it's just that it's all very low and he's about as low-class as an individual can get in or out of the octagon.
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