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Dana White Says the UFC Plans to Fine and/or Suspend Bisping for Post-UFC 127 Spitting Incident

(“Wait till you see what I do to his cornermen when I win, Herb. It’s going to be funnier than Benny Hill.”)

UFC president Dana White spoke with today about the allegations made by Jorge Rivera‘s camp that Michael Bisping spit on one of Rivera’s trainers following his UFC 127 win in Australia Saturday night. According to White, Bisping could be fined or punished for the classless move and could also face a suspension for the unsportsmanlike conduct he displayed.

White bluntly told Fighters Only, “He’s in trouble!”

Athletes in other sports found guilty of the same infraction have faced stiff fines and moderate suspensions. Bisping should not be treated differently.

In 1991 while playing for the Philadelphia 76ers against the New Jersey Nets, Charles Barkley spit towards a fan who was making racial slurs towards him and inadvertently his a young girl instead. He was fined $10,000 and suspended one game.

Terrell Owens was fined $35,000 in 2006 for spitting in the face of Atlanta cornerback DeAngelo Hall. T.O. wasn’t suspended, nor was he kicked out of the game as officials did not see him do it.

It’s likely that Bisping will receive more than just a slap on the wrist, considering the fact that White also feels that the illegal knee the cocky Brit landed on the noggin of Rivera while “El Conquistador” was on both knees was intentional.

Here’s what he told ESPN about the dubious shot:

“It absolutely looked intentional. He walked over to the corner and I said, ‘You hit him with a knee. You’re not supposed to [hit him with a knee].’ Listen, I don’t care how much you don’t like a guy, you don’t start doing stuff like that.’ Even after the fight, these guys are all emotional. I’m pretty sure it’s over now. That stuff drives me crazy.”

So I guess Chael Sonnen might be wasting his energy calling Bisping out if “The Count” might be facing a suspension.

According to MMAWeekly, Sonnen sent the following email to UFC matchmaker Joe Silva today requesting a fight with Bisping when he returns to action:

To: Joe Silva, Matchmaker Extraordinaire, Ultimate Fighting Championship
Re: Spitsbing & his tainted victory


If you get a chance to talk with him, please mention to your idiot-in-residence Michael Spitsbing it’ll be a little tougher to knee ME in the head when I’m charging at him like a runaway train and mincing him through the fence like a boiled potato, should we ever have the pleasure of each other’s company for a few (VERY few) moments in the Octagon.

Oh; and I’d suggest to him being a little careful about spitting on any of MY cornermen, since any one of them can beat him up as badly as I can. Thanks ever so much.
Hope all is well.

-Chael Sonnen

It’s going to be weird seeing a fight where Chael is the fan favorite.

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Redping- March 2, 2011 at 2:50 am
english people are great, Bisping is from Cyprus.

I CANNOT BELIEVE that an english person could pretend that jorge wasn't being funny, he even made a god damned monty python reference. Can you please name some more original smack talk that isn't from chael sonnen?

honestly, for people to say 'jorge deserved to be illegaly struck and to lose the fight to a cheater and get his corner spat on, because JORGE MADE FUN OF HIM ON THE INTERNET' - YOU ARE NOT REALLY ENGLISH. You're a fucking turk or polat or from cyprus/holland like bisping, and you just live in england. You know why? Because english people not only GET jokes, they can TAKE them.

Bisping is the worst representative of britain since graham norton
StinkFacer- March 1, 2011 at 11:43 pm
Jesus didn't tap. The french sure did though.
Under Banga- March 1, 2011 at 9:14 pm
Didn`t anyone else notice Spitsbing flippin the bird while watin for Jorge to recover ?

Spitting = BRING IT FUCKER in Australian dialect .
skeletor- March 1, 2011 at 7:33 pm
@RwR-Yeah, no need to be prejudice against anybodies nationality. But seriously fuck the French. Also we need to ask Bisping how he feels about the Pakis.
ccman- March 1, 2011 at 11:14 am
oh dont get me started on the french, since this is a fighting web site and no way a french person could qualify on here.

and french canadians do not count minus that wussy accent.
RwilsonR- March 1, 2011 at 10:50 am
I don't hate anybody for where they come from. You can obviously draw stereotypes about all groups, but I judge people as individuals. I might make fun of them for being part of a stereotypical group, since all groups have areas that can be made fun of. But I don't hate any individual for being born or living in a specific place, or even being proud of their homeland.
Except for the French. I hate the French! All of them.
ccman- March 1, 2011 at 10:32 am
Actually i hate brits mostly from experience. live in central europe for a few months and feel my pain. Brits outside of England are the white trash of the world. Half of what Americans are lauded for when travelling is actually brits.

I hate bisping because he is a typical dish cant take it wanker, being british just makes it easier. the power rights were getting closer to the mark and suddenly Bisping's a wrestler. that fails, and grabs a cage and then throws the most blatent illegal hit since Kos got sucker punched by... wait for it... a fucking brit, who also can dish and not take. Which Bisping blasted Daley for throwing. Then to add to it he celebrates the illegal hit. apologize later all he wants, Daley did after he realized he fucked up also. But initial reaction was celebrating, cross fingers noone noticed. Cut him now and do not try to make him the Aussie 'ambassador' also. How hard can it be to find an Aussie that can fight?
torxxx- March 1, 2011 at 8:49 am
Ballkick - lmfao.. im american and I hate americans... laziest fucking people I've ever seen. and your right about ppl hating Mike cuz he's not american.... Most truth I think I've seen on this site.

Look at the cheers he got from the Aussies right after the knee, and after he won the fight. they loved it. He put on a show for them. TBH pillowfist's fight was the only good fight on the main card..
Seoul Brother- March 1, 2011 at 8:04 am
@Ballkick: Well said, my northern brother.
Ballkick- March 1, 2011 at 7:27 am

Fucking Yankees, you can all go fuck yourselves. Only reason why you hate on Bisping is because he’s not american.

As a Canadian I would like to interject that I hate this fucking Turd Burglar too, this isn't an American vs. UK thing at all,...we just hate cheating, unproffesional douche bags like Mike,.....I don't give a flying fuck where he's from.
Payday- March 1, 2011 at 6:31 am
I call bullshit on way the UFC will punish their posterbrit. I bet he gets some weak shit like a $500 fine and 3 month suspension. BFD - He wasn't going to fight again for 3 months anyway.
RearNakedSpoon- March 1, 2011 at 2:42 am
Michael Bisping, the Nick Diaz of British MMA.
torxxx- March 1, 2011 at 1:06 am
jesus christ just let it go.. who cares, jorge talked shit, he got dealt with, move on to UFC 128
SumDumGuy- February 28, 2011 at 11:09 pm
I'm with Mr. T Furgeson: feed him to paul harris
SumDumGuy- February 28, 2011 at 11:06 pm
What makes Bisping a cunt is not so much the knee, the spitting or the taunting after the fight (though one and all are good reasons). It’s the fact that he claimed not to engage in the war of wards before fight because he’s a professional and gentleman when in fact it turns out that he was too much of bitch to risk talking and not being able to back it up.
When the results are in, then he starts to show his true colors. Talking shit before the fight = hype. Talking shit after = dick!
RwilsonR- February 28, 2011 at 10:48 pm
^^^ Your story almost fits, except in this case, the "black guy" is a Puerto Rican, and the "white guy" is a cavernous vagina.
Prometheus- February 28, 2011 at 10:44 pm
^ Spitting on people is gay? That's new to me.
intercept440- February 28, 2011 at 9:58 pm
nothing like a good old knee to the head from a white dude to a downed black guy... im sure it will only be a matter of hours before the NAACP gets al sharpton up in that ass declaring racism ...

if that happens we know the apacalyspe is upon us ... from then it is only a matter of time before the fantastic duo of tito's head, and Jenna's CAVERNOUS vagina thingy swell up and devour the planet like an immense black hole
Coneblazer- February 28, 2011 at 9:22 pm
Apparently the Poms are sensitive about Bisping being smack talked to.. (but its ok for him to do it.... Henderson sorted that out - like a man!)
Bottom line is Bisping ignored professionalism, disrespected the UFC, and then APOLOGISED for his obvious transgression. He knows what he did was fucked, Dana knows and everyone knows he acted like a cunt. Rivera manned up, even after the fight when Bisping was being a teenager. Spitting at people is gay.
good entertainment and excellent fodder for aftermath
HusseinObama- February 28, 2011 at 8:53 pm
Am I the only Bisping fan in here?
The cunt did great, all the smack from Rivera was totally unwarranted and very unfunny. So what if he kneed him, he was dominating before that anyway. Fucking Yankees, you can all go fuck yourselves. Only reason why you hate on Bisping is because he's not american.
KarmaAteMyCat- February 28, 2011 at 8:36 pm
wow my post got Deleted I'll repost it in a bit that pisses me off.I wish we had a small time to save a post to edit.
Seoul Brother- February 28, 2011 at 8:24 pm
Pissbing is a dirty crusty used tampon of a man. He has no honor and no grace.The best thing to happen to Chael Sonnen is for him to fight Pissbing and knock his teeth loose and shatter his orbital sockets. At that point, he would have redeemed himself.
PureClint- February 28, 2011 at 8:21 pm
Actually Bisping started the trash talk. Remember when the fight was announced Bisping pulled the whole "Who is that guy he doesn't deserve to fight me" routine?

Hell Bisping started talking trash to Chael just after the Anderson fight on twitter, saying he couldn't do that to him and called him a fag.

Crazy ass stubborn facts.
P2- February 28, 2011 at 8:17 pm
Remember when Randy Couture sexually assaulted Tito Ortiz in the octagon. That spanking was text book sexual harassment. I am simply outraged that charges were never pressed. "The Natural" set the sport back decades when he pulled that sophomoric stunt.
Mir please break Brocks neck- February 28, 2011 at 8:13 pm
Bisbing got caught up in the moment. And Rivera STARTED it w his video blogs and remarks. Bisbing FINISHED it. Period.

Man-up! ITS FIGHTING!! Not baseball or cricket!

Frank Mir for president!!!