During yesterdays open workout session for UFC 128, Nate Marquardt told the press he was not happy with the unsportsmanlike conduct by UK fighter Michael Bisping in his recent fight against Jorge Rivera.
“I would love to fight that guy just to punch him in his mouth and shut him up. That’d be nice. He’s an ass, he’s a total punk, just no respect. I don’t like Bisping. The crap talking and whatever, that’s one thing. Guys hype up fights. And even guys that are just like that naturally, I don’t hold that against them. But the fact that he goes and spits in his opponent’s corner? That’s so disrespectful. That’s not what a martial artist does and it’s not what a sportsman does.”
Out of character for the humble, Jackson camp fighter to call out an opponent, but he will need to get past the tough Dan Miller tomorrow at UFC 128 if he can expect the grudge match.