He started out taking the high road, opting not to respond to Jorge Rivera’s defamation campaign against him, but all of Michael Bisping’s tongue biting was for naught, as Saturday night at the Acer Arena he committed a blatant and possibly fight-altering foul against Rivera and then channeled Brock Lesnar in his post-fight celebration.
Bisping hardly endeared himself to MMA fans with his behavior and likely further sullied his image in the eyes of many fans who already hold “The Count” in contempt. Following his TKO win over Rivera, Bisping demanded an apology and then told him to, “Go home, loser,” also spitting at Rivera’s cornerman Matt Phinney–who negatively portrayed Bisping in Rivera’s videos–as he sat cageside.
Bisping denied actually spitting on anyone, telling MMAFighting.com that he “was spitting on the floor to let him know what I thought of him.”
The spitting incident might cost Bisping, as UFC president Dana White indicated to MMAFighting that “The Count” will be facing punitive consequences for his actions, either getting fined, suspended, or both.
Check out the video below and see for yourself. Do you think Bisping intentionally spat at Rivera’s corner? Let us know in the “Comments” section below.