Michael Bisping might not have been in Brazil, but he was watching UFC 224 last Saturday night. And, when he saw old foe Vitor Belfort hit the canvas after being knocked unconscious by Lyoto Machida, he couldn’t help but get a wry smile.
Bisping hasn’t had a lot of love for Belfort after being knocked out by the Brazilian back in 2013, especially with the fight ending blow causing Bisping’s eye permanent damage. Because of that, and because of Belfort’s somewhat controversial past, Bisping had to have a moment of enjoyment.
“It’s very satisfying to see him lose if I’m honest,” Bisping said, speaking on his Believe You Me podcast. “I don’t care for the guy. I think he’s built a career off being a cheat. The amount of insane steroids over his life, over his career, is evident to see. I mean you go back and look at his early career, the guy was insanely jacked. When we fought he was insanely jacked, and now you look at him and he looks like a fucking beat up old man. And he’s getting knocked out like so and performing like so.
“When he was juiced out of his mind, just fucking tearing through everybody — and then he has the hypocrisy to go out and talk about being a good person and this and that. The guy’s a cheat, the guy has no honour. I would loved to have been the person to do that, but it’s kind of still enjoyable to see him get what he deserves, because he’s gone out and done that to many a people and caused injuries. He fucked up my eyeball, he’s the one to blame for that, so yeah.
“God bless Machida, job well done.”