Apparently Michael Bisping took all those smack-talking videos Jorge Rivera made pretty personal. He started mouthing off to him during the face-offs when the UFC 127 pre-fight press conference was over, which appeared to make Rivera rather uncomfortable. Bisping also had strong words for Rivera during the presser.
“For me, I’ve got a big fight to prepare for,” said Bisping. “I’m fighting in the premiere fighting organization in the world and I’m trying to behave accordingly. I’m a professional fighter; I’m not an idiot in the schoolyard, making up silly rhymes and jokes and making stupid videos.
“This is a press conference, by the way, Jorge,” Bisping added, turning to address his opponent, who sat on the other side of the podium with a baseball cap pulled down low over his eyes. “This is what you do. I know it’s your first time being involved in something like this. Welcome to the big leagues. After this you’ll be back to the undercard, believe me.”