Apr 26, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; Michael Bisping weighs in for his middleweight bout against Alan Belcher (not pictured) at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Everyone wants to fight Michael Bisping


Michael Bisping always gotten a lot of attention in the world of MMA. The media, fans, and other fighters seem to always be saying Bisping’s name, whether in good spirits or bad. His confrontational attitude and brash trash talk has made him a lot of enemies in the sport. That same trash talk and fighting style has garnered him one of the largest fan bases in the UFC today.

Bisping is currently nursing an eye injury, but is looking to return in early 2014. In his Q&A this past weekend at UFC Fight Night 33, Bisping spoke about wanting to fight Tim Kennedy in his next fight. Kennedy has been firing verbal shots at Bisping over Twitter for quite a while, trying to gain hype for a fight between the two. Bisping initially did not take the bait, but ultimately he succumbed to the taunts and retaliated himself. The fight between the two men seems like a lock at this point.

Mark Munoz is trying to throw a wrench into those plans. Mark tweeted this a few days ago:

Bisping and Munoz were set to fight in Manchester at UFC Fight Night 30 back in October. Unfortunately, Bisping had to pull out of the fight due to his eye injury, and Lyoto Machida was set as Bisping’s replacement. Machida ended up KO’ing Munoz via a head kick in the first round.

Machida was originally set to face Tim Kennedy just a few weeks later at UFC Fight for the Troops 3. Instead, Kennedy fought late replacement Rafael Natal, and KO’ed him in front of his army brethren at the end of the first round in one of the more memorable moments in UFC history.

Kennedy saw Munoz’s tweet, and asked him politely to step aside:

Of course, Bisping could not allow the two to bicker without his input:

Kennedy would not allow Bisping the final word, and ended the exchange with two tweets:

Seemingly everyone in the UFC’s Middleweight division wants a crack at Michael Bisping in one way or another. Who do you think should get the fight? Let me know in the comments below or on my Twitter page @SchlinskMMA.

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