Nate Marquardt Calls Michael Bisping a Total Punk, Wants to Shut Him Up

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.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYOJMYPFMVWLBBQQRRRODT6NR4 nate

    Total punk, huh? Needs to shut his mouth, you say?

    What makes him a total punk, Mr. Marquardt? He hit Rivera with an illegal knee? That’s what makes him a “total punk?”

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but I seem to remember Marquardt throwing an illegal knee to the head of downed opponent in his fight against Thales Leites at UFC 85. Furthermore, I recall Marquardt throwing some (illegal) rabbit punches to the back of Leites head later in the fight.

    Spitting? Spitting on the floor in the direction of Matt Phinney, Rivera’s boxing trainer, at the end of the fight is what makes Bisping a punk? Okay, I might buy that one. But it’s cool for Phinney and Rivera to make all those videos talking a massive amount of trash not just about Bisping, but his family, his wife, his camp, his country…? And Bisping, in the heat of the moment, responds by saying something back and spitting on the floor is totally unacceptable?
    (Maybe Phinney should have spent more time working with Rivera on striking defense instead of wasting time making those stupid videos…they were funny, but they were a total waste of time that backfired.)

    If spitting on the ground makes him a punk, what does testing positive for steroids make Marquardt? Really, Marquardt, you’re going to publicly criticize another fighter’s sportsmanship after you’ve committed arguably the worst sin an pro athlete can commit?

    And Marquardt had several chances to shut Bisping’s mouth before, but passed. Bisping asked the powers that be for a match with Marquardt several times since his loss to Henderson.

    Don’t get me wrong, Marquardt is good fighter. Far from great, but not bad. But right now, he should be focusing on Dan Miller and getting a victory there instead of calling out Bisping.

    And after blowing his title shot, the only thing Chael Sonnen is trying to do is ride the I-Hate-Bisping-Train to pay day, all in an attempt to make people forget that he’s a cheater AND a crook. That guy would do anything for attention.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Spit on the ground? Did you miss the video where he spit directly on them?

  • http://www.facebook.com/aidan.corcoran1 Aidan Corcoran

    Nice comments- The entire business with Rivera was just downright ugly, and of course i dont condone spitting at people, especially when you are a professional fighter at the level Bisping is at. Its a shame the whole thing happened, to be honest.

    But heres my argument…. not many of us really know what its like to be publically mocked in front of thousands of people. Many of us have had the piss taken out of us by some horrible bastard at some point im sure, and we can all attest to the fact that it hurts, if the afore mentioned gimp hits a sore spot. Can you imagine that same ‘person’ taking that painfull piss-take, and putting it on videos around your office/school/prison/brothel? And of course, everyone finding it funny, because they diddnt seem to really like you in the first place.

    Of course, am not defending unsportsmanlike behavior, but it would just be nice for one of you slating, agressive, racist, high horsed lynch-mob members to possibly empathise with bisping at that one emotionally and atrenally covered moment, and thought… ‘What would i have done?’

    By the way, Marquardt, get out of the limelight, you giant hypocryte.

    (Just for the record, the above comments arent about anyone on this particular who has or will comment on this page…. just many people in general)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OKWKEUG7MS5CZBEZTVG3FIXP3Y playoffbound

    nates comment was actually better than the article however some facts have been changed i guess to protect the guilty but great comment