Michael Bisping Blasts Fans For ‘Talking Sh*’ About Paddy Pimblett vs. Tony Ferguson, Says ‘El Cucuy’ Is Still ‘Dangerous’

"The Count" explains why people should not bash the Pimblett vs. Ferguson bout.

Bisping Talks Paddy Vs Ferguson
Bisping Talks Paddy Vs Ferguson - Image credit @Michaelbisping Youtube
  • Michael Bisping explains what people don’t see in the upcoming Paddy Pimblett vs. Tony Ferguson fight
  • The former middleweight champ thinks “El Cucuy” is still a dangerous fighter
  • “The Count” assessed how the two match up against each other

Michael Bisping doesn’t think people understand how relevant the Paddy Pimblett vs. Tony Ferguson bout is as many are already writing “El Cucuy” off. For “The Count,” it’s not what the case is.

Tony is still a dangerous man

Speaking on his YouTube channel, Bisping pointed out that while Ferguson’s six-fight losing streak looks terrible at any standpoint, the fact of the matter is that “El Cucuy” is still a high-level fighter who is still tough to beat.

“Six losses in a row, that’s bad, it’s really bad and Tony will admit that but look at the names, look at who Tony Ferguson is losing to… Maybe Bobby Green, maybe that’s a little bit of a step down, [but] still a tremendous fighter, still a tough guy… No disrespect to Bobby, loved that guy but other than that, they’re all massive, massive names,” Bisping began.

“This is the real one here, this is the real question right, because a lot of people on social media are talking sh*t about this fight and I don’t understand that. Paddy ‘The Baddy’s’ got to come back, you’ve got to give him a credible opponent, Tony Ferguson is a wild motherf**er, it’s as simple as that. He’s a fighter man, he will fight tooth and nail, you literally have to finish Tony Ferguson to get him to stop coming forward, there is no quit in that manner, 39 years old. Yeah of course he’s taking a lot of damage right but also, a lot of experience. Tony Ferguson is still a dangerous man, make no mistake about that,” he continued.

Paddy has not a lot to gain

Bisping also noted that what people fail to understand is that Pimblett has nothing much to gain from the Ferguson fight. According to “The Count,” people should stop thinking that Ferguson is no match for “The Baddy.” Instead, they should realize that a guy like “El Cucuy” could still win while Pimblett should be commended for stepping up even if he is likely to be criticized regardless if he wins or loses.

“It’s a really really tough spot for Paddy Pimblett because it’s a lose-lose [for him]. Already, there’s people out there talking sh*t right, saying, ‘Nah, they’re just giving Paddy somebody easy.’ Tony Ferguson is not easy. He’s not an easy fight for anyone. But also because he’s lost six fights in a row, if he goes out there and wins if, well then, guess what, everyone’s gonna say well of course, you just beat Tony Ferguson, he’s lost his last six in a row, he’s been finished the last three times in a row. So you understand what I’m saying it’s a lose-lose for him,” Bisping emphasized.

How do Paddy and Tony match up?

As for the matchup, Bisping thinks it’s almost evenly match both on the feet and on the ground. However, it will all boil down to how much could Ferguson take.

“They both have very very good Jiu-jitsu, that’s been a big part of the game. Striking-wise, probably kind of even. Patty’s probably a little bit slicker, I think Tony’s got more power, he dropped Michael Chandler… almost knocked him out but it’s the miles on the clock that concerns me for Tony, can he still take a shot? I guess well we’re gonna find out,” he previewed.

Pimblett is coming in off a foot injury and a decision win over Jared Gordon at UFC 282. Ferguson, meanwhile, will try and see if he still got it, having gone winless in six fights in a row.

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Published on September 25, 2023 at 11:32 am
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