Michael Bisping made some bold predictions about the trilogy match between “The Notorious” Conor McGregor and Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier at UFC 264. This match could have massive ramifications for the lightweight division, as the winner will most likely face the newly crowned champ, Charles Oliveira.
After Conor’s performance in his previous fight against Poirier many UFC superstars came out and said that McGregor is done for, he doesn’t have that desire to compete anymore like he used to do, Kamaru Usman was one of them, and now the former UFC champion Michael Bisping has jumped on the bandwagon and claimed that the old Conor no longer exists.
He said, “The Conor McGregor of old is just like the me of old. It doesn’t exist anymore. I’m a nice guy, I’m a pussy cat, but I used to be a bit of a nightmare. With Conor McGregor, it’s the same thing. The man’s loaded. He’s pulling up on $100million yachts and got million-dollar watches. He gets chauffeured in Rolls Royces.”
“Fighters, we’re hungry and want to turn it around. Maybe we’re cut from the same type of cloth or the wrong side of town. We like to fight and that’s our only hope. The dream is to make some money and turn your life around, he’s done that in a big way and he’s never going to go skint.” (h/t SportsNews.com)
“That’s not an insult, that’s just the reality of the situation,” says Michael Bisping
Bisping said that he doesn’t mean any disrespect to Conor, he is just stating the reality of the situation, he said “That’s not an insult, that’s just the reality of the situation. It doesn’t mean he can’t go out there and have a great performance and win, because he can. It’s going to be a tough fight though.”
“Whoever wins that fight should certainly go on to fight for the belt,” Bisping continued. “They are the most high profile in that division and are ranked high enough – Dustin was an interim champion and Conor is a former champion.”
“The fight, whoever wins that will fight for the belt, as long as they don’t get injured. Who knows how it will go? In the first fight, Conor knocked him out pretty quickly in the first round. In the second fight, Dustin knocked him out in the second round.” (h/t SportsNews.com)