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Bisping gets serious on Benavidez: “I’ll Fucking Strangle him when I see him”

Michael Bisping may have a date with fellow middleweight Brian Stann this Saturday at UFC 152, but it seems Stann is not the only fighter he would like to inflict damage on. It wasn’t long ago that Bisping picked a fight with the 125 lb. former headliners Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson during a pre-fight press conference.

“You know, I had a line saying my fight was the real main event,” Bisping said. “I wasn’t talking [the flyweight] fight down, I was just bigging my fight up. They took it a little bit disrespectfully, so they took a couple swipes at me at the press conference. And it was all good fun.”

The two joked back and forth during the conference as it looked to be just playful verbal jabs. Fast forward to recent comments by Joseph Benavidez where he was questioned by the press if he thought he hit harder than Bisping. Benavidez quickly responded, “I can definitely hit harder than Bisping.” The comment was taken further, as the official UFC Twitter account spread the quote.

Bisping responds, now involving Alpha Male leader Urijah “Favor.”

“They tweet out this video, and Urijah Faber, or ‘Urijah Favor’ as I call him — because I mean, really, how many title shots can one guy get? — says to them, look at this, that’s Bisping on . Do you think you can hit harder than Bisping? Joseph Benavidez says, yeah, I definitely hit harder than Bisping.

“It really, I mean, he’s the size of my leg. If you’re going to talk [expletive] about me and the UFC is going to tweet it out, I’m going to address that. UFC has 776,000 followers, which I know because I looked it up. So I put, listen, Urijah Favor, Joseph Benavidez, and the rest of the munchkin crew, don’t talk [expletive] just because you’re stuck in the bodies of pre-pubescent boys.”

Obviously Bisping is no longer playing, as he takes the quote with sincere vitriol. Faber responds.

“Urijah said, ‘Mike, I thought we were friends, you can give it but you can’t take it,'” Bisping said. “I said, what do you mean? You’ve been giving it, you said he can hit harder than me, which we all know you can’t. So that’s what’s going on with Team Alpha Male.” With a laugh, Bisping added “I’ll fucking strangle him when I see him this time.”

At this point the UFC officials and Bisping look at each other as Bisping smiles.

“Sorry, I don’t think I should be talking shit about the 125 pounders. It’s going to be awesome.”

Transcribed by MMAFighting.com

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