Michael Bisping, a former UFC middleweight champion reject Derek Brunson’s fight offer, insisting he has got ‘bigger fish to fry.’
Over the past few days, UFC middleweight Derek Brunson has made multiple attempts on social media to lure the former UFC middleweight champion, Michael Bisping. Moreover, he included the last page of a UFC bout agreement that seemed to imply he was offered the bout with Bisping and had signed off on it:
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) February 18, 2018
“I gotta go to the Fox studio to find [Michael Bisping], I see,” Brunson said in his first callout of the former champ. “You’re ranked 6, I’m ranked 7. Let’s exchange [rankings].”
You’re no easy fight. Obviously you’re ranked ahead of me… it only makes sense for a #6 being you and #7 being me to fight. Upside for both of us. The top half of the division is older than us both stop crying. You aren’t going anywhere, neither am I. pic.twitter.com/3mTRfZqKns
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) February 20, 2018
“Dear [Michael Bisping],” Brunson said in his second address of Bisping, which included the alleged bout agreement. “You’re no easy fight. Obviously you’re ranked ahead of me… it only makes sense for a #6 being you and #7 being me to fight. Upside for both of us. The top half of the division is older than us both stop crying. You aren’t going anywhere, neither am I.”
Unfortunately, “The Count” was not impressed. After staying silent for the most part during Brunson’s constant challenges, Bisping finally responded Derek on “UFC Tonight.” and he’s flat-out not interested in fighting him.
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) February 22, 2018
“Photoshop is a fantastic thing,” Bisping said of Brunson’s signed bout agreement. “I have not been offered a fight with ‘Derelict’ Brunson. The reason I say ‘Derelict” Brunson is I think he’s still a shadow of his former self after getting knocked out against ‘Jacare’ [Souza] recently. Derek, you’re a good guy, but I’ve got bigger fish to fry. I don’t even know whose bout agreement that is… Derek, good try.”
Michael Bisping turns 39 next week and is fresh off two excruciating losses after Kelvin Gastelum knocked the Brit out just 21 days after GSP choked him out in New York. The UFC and Bisping’s family blocked him from competing in London next month and the Bisping is looking to make new plans for his retirement bout.