(BOOM, THAT JUST HAPPENED. Photo courtesy of UFC.com.)
Well, I was waiting for this one. On Michael Bisping‘s belated Week 3 TUF blog for UFC.com, the Team U.K. coach took some time out to savage UFC 97′s main event, and state for the record that he would have given the fans the show they deserve:
I wasn’t impressed at all with the main event. You never want to disrespect fellow fighters, much less two contesting a UFC world title, but I think both guys should hang their heads in shame, quite honestly. Leites probably won the first two rounds but nothing happened in the fight.
I fought on the first card in Montreal last April, and the Canadians are tremendous supporters of the UFC. They deserved a hell of a lot better than they got from these two. I’ve seen more aggression from my fiancé when she hits the January sales. [Ed. note: Again with the January sales thing?
It was very frustrating for me to be sitting on my couch seeing Anderson Silva
, who keeps saying how he’s gone through the middleweight division. I would have fought harder than both of them put together, and so would a lot of other middleweights.
If Bisping can get past Dan Henderson at UFC 100, he’ll likely get the chance to back up his words. And it’s hard to disagree with him. Cote and Leites played it timid against Silva, and didn’t inspire him to greatness. Maybe all the champ needs is a confident challenger. Or maybe Anderson’s just gone batshit loony. Time will tell.
Meanwhile, Matt Hughes tried his own method of baiting Anderson for a future fight…
I really disliked it when Thales would just fall to his butt and expect Anderson to jump on top of him; but even more disappointing was Anderson’s lack of aggressiveness. He never seemed like he wanted to finish the fight. Halfway through the third round … we just decided to go home. It’s not the first time that Anderson has done this to me. When he fought Cote, it was about the same thing. Next time we have a party and Anderson is on the card…. Well, I’ll just say that at least I can expect to take a bathroom break or to go grab a refreshment when it comes time for him to fight.
You hear that, Spider? Country Breakfast won’t even watch your boring ass matches anymore. While you’re dancing around in the Octagon, he’ll be buying another hot dog, or pissing, or leaving early to beat traffic. Of course, like Bisping, Hughes is mainly just angling for a future showdown with Silva. Don’t these guys know that you catch more flies with honey than vinegar? How about trying this: "Anderson, your fight was brilliant, you have nothing to apologize for, and I’d be honored to be the next guy to lose to you in a five-round decision." The man still has feelings, you know.