Jorge Masvidal says former middleweight champ Michael Bisping is in trouble for ripping a Cuban Flag.
At UFC 213 last July, Bisping went as far as ripping the Cuban flag, just to add offense to injury after Yoel Romero lost to Robert Whittaker. Masvidal is one of Romero’s teammates and also has Cuban heritage.
Masvidal has a major beef with Michael Bisping. If you remember, the two fighters have had several verbal altercations in the past. Now, Masvidal is shoving to settle the score in the octagon.
Former champ Bisping gone on record by saying his next fight will be his last possibly at UFC Fight Night 127, on March 17 in London.
In a recent interview with MMAJunkie Radio, Masvidal made it clear that he is willing to accept the fight with Michael Bisping at that event.
“I just don’t like him as a person,” Masvidal said. “I never really liked him before I met him, and after we had our encounters I liked him even less. With him, it’s just a personal thing. He disrespected my country when he ripped up the flag, so he’s got the bounty on his head. I would like to cash in before he retires. That’s why I’m willing to fight so early (in March).”
Bisping remains medically suspended after a first-round knockout loss to Kelvin Gastelum back in November at UFC Fight Night 122.
Jorge Masvidal’s original plan was to fight in July or August calls the March date “early” because, after a troublesome 2017, where he suffered losses to Stephen Thompson and Demian Maia. He is currently riding on a two-fight losing streak.
“If it’s up to me, I’m just going to be in the gym getting better until July, August,” Masvidal said. “Train, train, train and just go to the gym without having to fight. Just train and get better – do new things and change up old habits.
“That takes a bit of time to learn those things and execute them. That’s the only reason I’m willing to step up early because I don’t like Bisping’s ass.”