“I did see Michael Bisping’s fight, and I was very disappointed in his behaviour. Spitting on Jose Riviera’s cornermen brought disgrace to himself, to the sport, and to all fighters, me included. That’s why, first and foremost, Michael Bisping owes ME an apology… As someone with much more experience than him, at a much higher level of competition, I am his superior and his behavior warrants an apology to me. Now you might say that’s a bit of abstract reasoning… but there’s another reason he better apologize to me first, and it has to do with his own self-interest… I happen to know, from one of my very highly-placed sources at the UFC, that Michael Bisping’s ‘goodwill account’ is seriously overdrawn with the company. He’s on very thin ice wearing really sharp skates, if you know what I mean. So, there are only TWO possible outcomes for him: He can fight ME, or he can get released…”

—Chael Sonnen telling Fighter’s Only Magazine that Michael Bisping owes him an apology for spitting on Jorge Rivera’s corner

Only Chael Sonnen could come up with that kind of logic. You can read the rest at Fighter’s Only, but I think you get the point. Something tells me this is just the first of many public rants about Michael “Spitsbing” we’ll hear in the coming months.

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