They are scheduled to fight at UFC 217, but not against each other!?! Nobody expected this war of words to break out…
Putting on three title fights in just over one week’s time, UFC 217 is a fantastic looking card. Although stacked to the gills, the New York pay-per-view seems to be experiencing seriously low levels of hype.
Where is the promotion for UFC 217? Aside from some cool posters, there’s not actually been much in the way of official promotion. Step up UFC middleweight boss Michael Bisping, and bantamweight champ Cody Garbrandt to save the day.
Although they are facing different opponents on November 4, the two have decided to engage in quite the hilarious spat. ‘No Love’ is set to face fierce rival TJ Dillashaw at MSG, and Bisping welcomes Georges St-Pierre back to the octagon.
When discussing his upcoming title defense, Garbrandt slipped in a snipe at Bisping that started the unlikely beef.
Garbrandt Claimed He Was The Main Event…
Here are the comments that started the back-and-forth, as per MMAJunkie.com:
“This isn’t a gimme fight. Bisping and GSP fight is a gimme fight, they’re just trying to sell tickets. Our fight sells on all avenues, on all angles, everywhere. Everyone wants to see this fight, it’s a grudge match. Two fighters going out there the former interim champion fighting the champion. That in itself is the main event.
“No disrespect to Rose and Joanna, I think they’re great fighters, but we’re the real main event on Nov. 4.”
‘No Love’ also reiterated the point on Twitter, spurring an epic response from Bisping in his latest interview:
Bisping’s Brilliant Response
“Yeah, listen: I’ve never paid to watch somebody that’s the size of my leg in my life,” he said. “Cody needs to spend less time plucking his eyebrows and more time living in the real world, because it ain’t the main event, simple as that. So he can (expletive) dress it up however he wants, Cody. I love Cody. Cody’s awesome – he’s an amazing fighter. But don’t talk (expletive) about me, pal.”
KABOOM! Now that’s some A-Class trash talk, just a shame they are 60 pounds apart on fight night. Just in case you were wondering, there’s a lot more going on at UFC 217. As well as three massive title fights, the card hosts a number of top level matches with exciting prospects and former champs/title challengers.
Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET
– for middleweight title
– for bantamweight title
– for women’s strawweight title