Wanderlei and Bisping on MMABay radio
Tonight on MMABay Radio, UFC middleweights Michael “The Count” Bisping and “The Axe Murderer” Wanderlei Silva exchanged verbal barbs ahead of their UFC 110 showdown on February 21st, something that any MMA fan is not going to want to miss.
Speaking this week’s show, Wanderlei was asked if he respected Michael Bisping and said:
“Respect is only for outside the octagon. Inside the octagon I respect nobody. What I’m thinking is Michael will be afraid to fight with me in the stand-up, because his punches haven’t knocked out anybody and he’s going to try to give me the double leg with the head outside. He’ll have just one takedown, I know which way he’s going, I have my game plan to beat him in this style.”
Bisping responded to that by saying:
“First of all he needs to do his homework and look at my record, there’s plenty of knockouts on there. If he feels I haven’t got the power in my hands then come spar with me, come hold pad for me. We’ve got a fight on the night and he’ll discover that. I’m not saying this cockily, I’m just stating the facts. I have got power in my hands, believe me. Ask the sparring partners I’ve been knocking out. I’ve got one takedown, that’s laughable, I’ve got several takedowns. I’m not afraid to fight Wanderlei, this is what he keeps saying. I’ve never been afraid to fight Wanderlei or anyone. I’m a professional fighter, this is what I do for a living. I enjoy fighting, I enjoy the challenge and I’ve never been afraid of anything, of any man. I’m gonna go in there, I’m gonna train my arse off and I plan on winning the fight. To say that I’m afraid is redicluas.”
When asked whether he can take anything from Dan Henderson’s recent knockout win over Bisping, Wanderlei said:
“Yes, Dan Henderson showed me the way. I’m just going to copy Dan Henderson.”
Bisping soon responded by saying:
“Do I think there’s holes and areas I can exploit? Of course I do. I think there’s many areas. I think to be honest he’s a bit of a one trick pony. He comes out there and swings with punches, he throws a few kicks, he throws a few knees but other than that you haven’t got to worry about too much.”
When asked if he had anything he’d like to finish with, Wanderlei quipped:
“All I gotta say is good luck cos he’s gonna need it (laughs)”
Not to be outdone, Bisping made it clear he was not impressed by “The Axe Murderer’s” comments:
“I think the award for most original line in the fight game definitely goes to Wanderlei on that one.”
The pair will square off at UFC 110 on February 21st in Sydney, Australia in what will be an explosive clash, especially judging by this verbal war of words. Keep it tuned to MMABay for all the latest news on the fight and to radio listen to the show in full go to CLICK HERE!!!
P.S. For Wanderlei’s extraordinary outburst in the final minutes of the show, your going to have to tune in around the 2h58m mark.
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"I think you should be able to kick in the head, it’s a fun thing to do."- Wanderlei Silva