I actually found Bisping hilarious, I love the guy.
So.... Bisping is easy to wind up and is a hothead that gets carried away when his emotions are running high. Describes about one third of the global population.
I'm not a massive Bisping fan, but I laughed my ass off watching this fight and loved the humanity of a man losing control and kicking the ass of the man who enraged him. The heelish antics afterwards were disgraceful, yet emminently fun to watch.
Unless you have played sport, or competed in some form of combat, at a high level, then you cant understand the emotions that run through you in the heat of the moment. Everybody has their flaws, and their characteristics, when competing. These aren't necessarily indicative of the person at all. Some of the nicest people I know, become lunatics on the field of play - cant control their chat to officials, or their blood gets up and they commit fouls. No matter how many years they've been playing, they cannot possibly change.
Rivera opened up a can of worms and got served big time, illegal knees and all.
I also happen to think Rivera play acted to a large degree for a few reasons. The most telling being that, as soon as they resumed, his footwork looked quicker and smoother than at any point before or after, as if he had stalled for time, re composed and come up with some fresh ideas.
I expect to be in red by midnight !