UFC: Michael Bisping's 5 Biggest Controversies

England’s Michael Bisping returns to the octagon next Saturday in a bout against action film star and former Strikeforce champion Cung Le.

England€™s Michael Bisping returns to the octagon next Saturday in a bout against action film star and former Strikeforce champion Cung Le. It's the headlining bout of UFC Fight Night 48 in Macau, China, and gives Bisping a chance to reclaim his place in the division, as he's coming off a one-sided loss to Tim Kennedy that saw him controlled for the majority of the fight. Interestingly enough, Bisping has been relatively quiet in the build-up to this bout. Generally an outspoken, brash fighter well known for trash talking, he seems to be taking the quiet, respectful route this time around. Speaking to the Global Times just a few days back to promote the upcoming fight, he said ""I respect Cung Le, I have nothing against him personally, but my job is to come to China and beat Cung Le." In fact, the closest he has come to trash talking for this bout has been comments made at a press conference during a tour of Asia in June, where he stated €œI was top 5, but I slid down a bit after that fight against Tim Kennedy. It was a bad fight. It was a bad night at the office. We all have that now and again, but I will rectify that on August 23rd. I will beat the living crap out of Cung Le. I will beat him from pillar to post. You will never see a beating like that. Trust me. I€™m a man possessed. Cung Le is going down, and I€™m taking the crown.€ Well, that's a switch. It's very restrained, by Bisping's standards, and you can't really consider it trash talking. However, many of Bisping's other opponents have not received such gentle treatment from "The Count." Here€™s a look at the outspoken fighter€™s five biggest controversies.
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Covering the sport of MMA from Ontario, Canada, Jay Anderson has been writing for various publications covering sports, technology, and pop culture since 2001. Jay holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Guelph, and a Certificate in Leadership Skills from Humber College under the Ontario Management Development Program. When not slaving at the keyboard, he can be found in the company of his dog, a good book, or getting lost in the woods.