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Bisping: Belcher detonated a nuclear bomb of boredom
Michael Bisping has launched a scathing attack on the "boring" performance of Alan Belcher at UFC 155, calling him a "simpleton" who should "keep his pie hole shut".
Bisping and Belcher have a long history of antagonism towards one another, with the Brit claiming back in July that the American "doesn't have the balls to fight me". Belcher has also been vocal, labelling the Brit "an ass-hole who disrespects the sport and his opponent".
Belcher had also claimed he is the best middleweight in the UFC, insisting he is the man to inflict a first defeat on champion Anderson Silva. But those claims looked extremely hollow as Yushin Okami dominated him for three rounds at UFC 155.
That fight played a role in a good night for Bisping, who also saw contender Tim Boetsch lose to Costa Philippou. Having taken abuse off both fighters, the Brit clearly felt it was time to respond.
"Obviously commiserations are in order for my former fellow top-five contenders Alan Belcher and Tim Boetsch, who both came up short in big fights at UFC 155," Bisping wrote in his blog. "I respect all my fellow fighters, and I know the agony of defeat, so heartfelt commiserations to both of these two fine, upstanding gentlemen.
"Now I've got that obligatory fluffy stuff out of the way, I'd like to say I'm looking forward to these two simpletons keeping their pie holes shut about me for a little while. Those two have been calling me out and talking crap for months, and I would have got some real enjoyment beating them in the Octagon but two no-marks took that glory.
"Belcher lost every minute of every round in a fight so boring I was afraid my brain was going to melt and start to dribble out of my ears. It was like someone detonated a nuclear bomb of boredom in the arena - everyone in the seats around me was playing Angry Birds.
"What delusions of grandeur Belcher has. This is a guy who didn't fight for a year after giving himself a career-threatening eye-strain by watching too much internet porn, and he thinks he's god's gift to MMA.
"He even told UFC president Dana White that after he beat Okami, he'd fight me on January 19 if something happens to [Vitor] Belfort. This is a guy who got his arse kicked by two guys I smashed (Yoshihiro Akiyama and Jason Day) but he thinks he can not only beat me on a couple weeks' training, but also assumed he was getting passed Okami, who is not to be underestimated.
"Anyway, now we don't have to listen to this guy anymore. Back to the undercard, sunshine!
"That really leaves myself and Chris "Sick Note" Weidman, a nice humble guy who's got plenty to be humble about, at the top of the rankings. And as Chris retired last June, there's no doubt I'm the No.1 contender to Anderson Silva's world middleweight title."