Bisping: “Nobody ‘gives a sh*t’ about Chris Weidman or Luke Rockhold, will wait for ‘true No. 1 contender'”
Trash talk between middleweight champion Michael Bisping and Chris Weidman bore fruits. Before he defends his title for the first time, the British fighter will wait that one of his division’s top fighters proves that he is contender. It seems like Bisping wants it to be Weidman.
“Obviously, it’s got to be one of the big contenders next. Let’s see how the chips fall, but I think I want Weidman to be honest. If he can get past Rockhold, that would be a fight that interests me. It seems that me and Weidman have this rivalry now. I’ve got nothing against Weidman, he likes to talk shit about my career and I do the same on his. But, I wish him all the best. Competition aside, he seems like a good guy and a good dude. But, we’ve been talking a lot and we’ve got to settle it inside the Octagon. If he gets past Yoel Romero, which he’s got his hands full there. But if he does, I would happily fight him. I think it’s a good match up in late February or March, something like that. Business-wise, nobody really cares about Luke Rockhold, or Chris Weidman either. Neither of them will make me that much money. Unfortunately they are the top two guys in the division other than me and nobody gives a shit about them, nobody gives a damn. That’s why Chris Weidman couldn’t main event a pay-per-view (PPV), he was always the co-main event. But, I’ll take on the best challenger. I know what people said about the Henderson fight, but UFC came with me about the match, I didn’t ask for it but I said, ‘sure.’ So I’ll just take on the true No. 1 contender next,” said Bisping.