Nate Marquardt is preparing for his fight Saturday against Dan Miller and he’s making some headlines along the way. The middleweight contender became the latest fighter to express hostility towards British fighter Michael Bisping and he did so with serious words.
Marquardt told MMA Fighting, via MMA Bay, how much he’d love to beat up Bisping. “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 a**, he’s a total punk, just no respect. I don’t like Bisping.”
The animosity towards Bisping comes from the aftermath of Michael’s win over Jorge Rivera. Rivera had pissed Bisping off during the week leading up to their fight with mocking videos. After Bisping won the fight, he spit at Rivera’s corner, resulting in discipline from Dana White.
Bisping lost respect from many fighters and fans after the move, and even had notorious bastion of high moral standards Chael Sonnen upset with him. I know it doesn’t get much lower than spitting on someone, but at least it’s helped raise Bisping’s public profile. Now we need to get him in the ring so we can watch other fighters whale on him.