UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and welterweight champion Tyron Woodley are looking for a money fight. And they believe they have found it in each other. The pair called for a catchweight fight at 180 on Instagram.
Now Woodley called into Bisping’s SiriusXM show The Countdown, and the pair got into a lively quarrel.
“Don’t believe everything that people say to you, Tyron, because people kiss the ass when you’re a world champion,” said Bisping, as transcribed by MMA Fighting. “But I’ve been around long enough to know that it’s all bulls***, so don’t believe everything that all your little team, all your little ‘yes men.’ Everything they’re telling you, it ain’t true, because I’ll do to you what f***ing Nate Marquardt did to you and beat the f*** out of you, buddy.”
“It’s an easy fight for me. You’re an easy fight.”
“I just [talked to] my manager. We said we’d do it, and he said, ‘you don’t want that really because no one gives a s*** about Tyron, because the way he fights is super boring,’ and he said no one really wants it. But screw it, if you want to do it, I’m in.”
“Listen man, 100 percent, I’m down. Just let them know. Let them know. Tell him, send the text to Dana [White] saying, ‘Yo, we were serious about that.’ I’ll do the same thing right now.”
Woodley remained not impressed.
“Do the math. Bisping, do the math,” said Woodley. “How many fights have you had in the UFC and how many wins? I’m the UFC champion with six or seven wins. I’m just smarter. I fight tougher guys and I actually beat them. You fight the tougher guys and lose to them. Eventually, as long as you kept up with the sport, you were eventually going to fight for a world title and get lucky. We all knew that. It’s a numbers game.”