Michael Bisping on Mayhem, Maia and Respect
We caught up with UFC middleweight contender Michael Bisping at the UFC on FOX press conference at the United Center on Wednesday.
Bisping talked about how Mayhem Miller was ‘like a little boy’ and easy to throw around during their fight last Saturday night, how he views his upcoming fight with Demian Maia and if he gets the respect he deserves in the UFC.
Bisping has now recorded four straight victories, but he’s probably right when he says he doesn’t get the respect he deserves, and that will likely remain the case even if he defeats Maia. Bisping will always be over-criticized due to his saltiness, and maybe even because he is an English fighter. He may not ever be completely respected until he holds the title.
But as Mayhem said in the post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, you may not like Bisping but as a fighter he deserves your applause. And your respect.