Michael Bisping has addressed Derek Brunson’s recent tweet, in which the UFC middleweight called Bisping out while displaying an image of a bout agreement.
Both Michael Bisping and Derek Brunson, despite being highly regarded UFC middleweights, have fallen on hard times as of late.
‘The Count,’ upon losing his middleweight title to Georges St-Pierre late last year, went on to get knocked out in the first round against Kelvin Gastelum in Shanghai just three weeks later.
Brunson, similarly, had his momentum halted earlier this year, getting knocked out by Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza for a second time.
With both fighters in search for a much needed win to get their careers back on track (although Bisping’s approaches its end), Brunson took to Twitter on Tuesday to call the Brit out while also showing a picture of a heavily redacted bout agreement, indicating that Bisping had been offered a fight with him.
In response, Bisping spoke about the tweet on UFC Tonight, making it clear that he has not been offered a bout agreement and made fun of Brunson for his recent loss to Jacare.
“You know, Photoshop is a fantastic thing, because I have not been offered a fight with ‘Derelict’ Brunson,” Bisping said. “The reason I said ‘Derelict’ Brunson is because I think he’s still a shadow of his former self after getting knocked out against ‘Jacare’ recently.”
Bisping went on to strike a more cordial tone, calling Brunson a “good guy” but ultimately dismissed his fellow middleweight, suggesting he has bigger opponents to worry about.
“Derek, you’re a good guy, you’re making moves, but I’ve got bigger fish to fry. I mean, I don’t even know whose bout agreement that is. Derek, good try.”