Michael Bisping isn’t one to keep quiet when he has an opinion to state. “The Count” will face Vitor Belfort next Saturday night from Brazil in the main event of UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping, and he is keeping fans updated of his feelings through a blog for Yahoo! Sports.
In his most recent entry, Bisping discusses what many in the MMA world feel are illegal shots Belfort uses to the back of the head of his opponents. “The Phenom” denied such a thing during an interview, but that didn’t stop the Brit from calling him out.
“In between lengthy references to the New Testament, Belfort basically said he doesn’t care if he hits opponents behind the head,” Bisping wrote. “How he’s gotten away with this in his career is a mystery to me, and I hope we have a strong referee who has the balls to do something about it – if it happens – with thousands of Belfort supporters screaming in the stands.”
Bisping, who has been told he will earn a UFC middleweight title shot with a victory over Belfort, added, “And of course it is down to me to make sure I’m not put in a position where he can unload those kinds of shots.”
Belfort was questioned for several strikes that appeared to hit Yoshihiro Akiyama in the back of his head during a win in 2011.