Bisping: Conor McGregor Is Turning Into A Bully & No One Likes A Bully

Michael Bisping thinks Conor McGregor is trending in the wrong direction and is in need of some swift intervention. Over the weekend, it was reported that Conor McGregor allegedly assaulted Italian DJ Francesco Facchinetti. Both Facchinetti and his wife gave their account of what took place, stating that McGregor sucker-punched the artist without provocation. Bisping began […]

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Michael Bisping thinks Conor McGregor is trending in the wrong direction and is in need of some swift intervention.

Over the weekend, it was reported that Conor McGregor allegedly assaulted Italian DJ Francesco Facchinetti. Both Facchinetti and his wife gave their account of what took place, stating that McGregor sucker-punched the artist without provocation.

Bisping began his monologue on this subject by pointing out similar incidents McGregor has been in, specifically the punching of an old man in a pub and the Machine Gun Kelly fiasco at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. Based on this track record, Bisping says there is no reason not to believe the version of events presented by Facchinetti and his wife.

Bisping: “At Some Point, Conor’s Gotta Get His Shit Together.”

Conor McGregor, Machine Gun Kelly
Conor McGregor, Machine Gun Kelly

So if McGregor is once again out there causing a ruckus and picking fights with random people, what is causing it? Why is he doing it? Bisping was unable to provide an answer to this problem, but he was able to present some solutions.

“From the outside, it seems like he’s got all the money in the world, he’s got all the fame in the world, he’s got everything he’s ever wanted,” Bisping began in a video posted on his YouTube channel. “And it seems like he needs some people around him to tell him no. Because he’s going around, he’s being unchallenged. He’s getting away with it every single time. And if you’re getting away with it, well, why are you gonna change your ways? It’s only when you get held accountable that you decide to say, ‘OK, I gotta stop doing this. I gotta make some changes in my life.”

Although Bisping does find it a bit peculiar that Facchinetti is opting to sue McGregor as opposed to going directly to the authorities, that is no reason to doubt his story, he says. And when you add this incident to the sum of other notorious indiscretions, it is one foul too many for “The Count.”

“But at some point, Conor’s gotta get his shit together. Because this is gonna end badly one day. You need people around you that are gonna tell you no. You need people that are gonna hold you accountable. You need people that are gonna say, ‘Listen, Conor, what the fuck, man?’

“It seems like a long time ago he was the double-champ of the world. I was a fan of that guy. I’m not a fan of this guy. I don’t think anyone’s a fan of this guy.”

Bisping would also take note of Conor McGregor’s level of competition, which isn’t exactly on par with a former UFC double champion.

“Soon, he’s gonna run out of steam. The train is gonna run out of steam. He can’t continue like this. And one day, he’s gonna fuckin’ pick on the wrong person. And by the way: the old guy at the bar, Machine Gun Kelly, Francesco Facchinetti, these aren’t tough guys, are they?”

The Englishman would then go on to classify the type of man he sees McGregor becoming: a textbook bully.

“I mean, if he’s truly this much of a badass, then go out there and pick on someone—not your own size because someone your own size isn’t very hard, is it? But pick on someone that can fight! You’re a professional fighter. You’re a professional fighter. You’re supposed to be out there looking for challenges. But what he’s essentially turning into right now is a bully. And no one likes a bully. Nobody likes a bully.”

Bisping again pointed to the fact that McGregor recently underwent surgery on his broken leg and reiterated his theory that he may be hopped up on pain pills as a result. He then spoke from experience on the effects heavy medication can have on one’s behavior and temperament.

Nevertheless, no amount of pills excuses McGregor’s behavior, says Bisping, which is in dire need of an attitude check to balance out the mounting tab of misplaced shots.

Do you agree with Michael Bisping’s take on the current state of Conor McGregor?

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Michael Bisping Lays Into ‘Bully’ Conor McGregor After Latest Incident

Michael BispingMichael Bisping has let rip at Conor McGregor following his alleged attack on an Italian DJ during a family trip to Rome for the Christening of his new son Rian. Francesco Facchinetti took to social media on Sunday to show off the injuries he sustained in what he says was an unprovoked attack from McGregor. […]

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Michael Bisping has let rip at Conor McGregor following his alleged attack on an Italian DJ during a family trip to Rome for the Christening of his new son Rian.

Francesco Facchinetti took to social media on Sunday to show off the injuries he sustained in what he says was an unprovoked attack from McGregor. The Italian musician’s wife corroborated his story on Instagram. Fancchinetti plans to sue McGregor for the assault.

Bisping, who has recently had a public falling out with McGregor, was quick to condemn ‘Notorious’ for his most recent skirmish with a member of the public. Just a few weeks ago, McGregor was trying to attack Machine Gun Kelly on the VMA’s red carpet. The former dual-weight UFC champion also infamously punched an old man at a bar in Ireland because he refused his offer of a drink.

Michael Bisping Is Not A Fan Of “Bully” Conor McGregor

“I’m not a fan of this guy [Conor McGregor] you know? I don’t think anyone is a fan of this guy, you know, and I think that soon he’s going to run out of steam, Bisping said. “The train is going to run out of steam, you know what I mean? It can’t continue like this and one day he’s gonna pick on the wrong person and by the way, the old guy at the bar, Machine Gun Kelly and DJ Francesco Facchinetti, these aren’t tough guys. I’m not trying to sound tough for myself but he’s not starting on me… Francesco Facchinetti looks like he couldn’t punch his way out of a wet paper bag. Machine Gun Kelly looks like the biggest wimp you’ve ever seen in your life and the old guy in the bar is an old guy at the bar. If you’re such a bada**, go and pick on someone your own size because someone not your own size isn’t hard is it? Pick up someone that can fight. You’re a professional fighter. You are supposed to be looking for challenges but what he is essentially turned into right now is a bully you know and no one likes a bully.” (Transcribed by Sportskeeda)

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Michael Bisping Thinks Former Rival Luke Rockhold Deserves Respect

Michael Bisping Luke RockholdAt one point in time, UFC fans felt that Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold would never be on friendly terms. But just like the sport they competed against each other in, unpredictability is the name of the game. Bisping retired following back-to-back losses to Georges St-Pierre and Kelvin Gastelum, back has transitioned into one of […]

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At one point in time, UFC fans felt that Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold would never be on friendly terms. But just like the sport they competed against each other in, unpredictability is the name of the game.

Bisping retired following back-to-back losses to Georges St-Pierre and Kelvin Gastelum, back has transitioned into one of the best voices in UFC broadcasting. Rockhold was expected to make his return at UFC 268 next month but recently withdrew due to an injury.

Bisping and Rockhold have quite the history with one another, dating back to their fights in 2014 and 2016. During a recent interview, Bisping praised his bitter rival in the midst of his disappointing news.

“I was really looking forward to that fight,” Bisping said. “I don’t know who would’ve won, I would’ve put my money on Luke because Luke was fired up. Luke wants to be the champion again, and he wants to get back that respect. A lot of people, even fans and other fighters, aren’t giving Luke the respect that he deserves. He definitely deserves respect, let me tell you, 100%.”

“Listen, sometimes he says dumb stuff, but the man is a formidable fighter. He’s a force to deal with inside the Octagon.”

Five years after their infamous UFC 199 bout, Michael Bisping wants fans to start showing respect for Luke Rockhold’s accolades

Luke Rockhold left the fight game for nearly two years after losing to Jan Blachowicz in his light heavyweight debut at UFC 239. He would move back down to middleweight for a fight with Sean Strickland at UFC 268 before the fight was called off.

Bisping and Rockhold’s careers will always be linked to one another, and it’s nice to see them bury the hatchet and show genuine respect.

What is your reaction to Michael Bisping’s comments about Luke Rockhold?

Bisping: Fans & Fighters Aren’t Giving Rockhold The Respect He Deserves

In 2016, the idea of Luke Rockhold getting respect would have been laughable for Michael Bisping. Fast forward five years and “The Count” is now calling for his former arch-rival to get more of it from fans and fighters. Rockhold hasn’t entered the Octagon since 2019. Following a knockout defeat to current Bellator star Yoel […]

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In 2016, the idea of Luke Rockhold getting respect would have been laughable for Michael Bisping. Fast forward five years and “The Count” is now calling for his former arch-rival to get more of it from fans and fighters.

Rockhold hasn’t entered the Octagon since 2019. Following a knockout defeat to current Bellator star Yoel Romero, the veteran moved up to challenge Jan Blachowicz at light heavyweight. In their UFC 239 main card clash, the Polish powerhouse brutally KO’d Rockhold in the second round.

After over two years away from action, the former 185-pound champ was set to make his return at UFC 268 next month. Rockhold was scheduled to clash with the charismatic and controversial Sean Strickland inside New York’s prestigious Madison Square Garden. However, after suffering two herniated disks in his back, the 36-year-old was forced to withdraw from the November 6 card.

One man who was disappointed to hear the news of the cancelation was Bisping. In a recent video uploaded to his YouTube channel, Britain’s only UFC champion said he had been looking forward to Rockhold’s return against “Tarzan.” He even believed his former bitter foe would have emerged victorious at the November pay-per-view.

His opinion contrasts with that of a large section of the MMA community. Many believe Rockhold is finished as an elite fighter and has no hope of returning to title contention. According to Bisping, fighters and fans should show the “formidable” Californian much more respect than he currently gets.

“I was really looking forward to that fight. I don’t know who would’ve won, but I would probably, if you asked me, I would’ve put my money on Luke because Luke was fired up, Luke wants to be the champion again, and he wants to get back that respect. Because that’s what I’m talking about here. A lot of people, even fans and other fighters, aren’t giving Luke the respect that he deserves. He definitely deserves respect, let me tell you, 100%.

“Listen, sometimes he says dumb stuff, but the man is a formidable fighter. He’s a force to deal with inside the Octagon.”

Strickland appeared to have a different attitude in mind following news of Rockhold’s injury. The #7-ranked middleweight suggested the former champ was always going to pull out, and even claimed Rockhold had stormed out of a gym after sparring him.

Considering the comparisons drawn between the pair in the past, Bisping and Strickland certainly have polar-opposite views when it comes to Rockhold.

Nevertheless, Bisping’s reaction is a far cry from the words we became used to seeing him exchange with Rockhold during their heated rivalry back in the day. Having lost to the former champ in 2014, “The Count” exacted his revenge by dethroning him via a first-round knockout in 2016.

Since Bisping’s retirement, the pair have appeared much more cordial with each other, and often interact at Jason Parillo’s gym in California. We all love a good rivalry in MMA, but it’s always nice to see two enemies bury the hatchet years later.

Do you agree with Michael Bisping? Does Luke Rockhold deserve more respect?

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Michael Bisping Talks Leon Edwards Vs Jorge Masvidal

Michael BispingMichael Bisping has chimed in on the fight between Leon Edwards and Jorge Masvidal that is being held at UFC 269. The long awaited grudge match between Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards and Jorge ‘Gamebred’ Masvidal was finally made, and will be taking place on an exciting fight card in December. Edwards is currently on a 9 […]

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Michael Bisping has chimed in on the fight between Leon Edwards and Jorge Masvidal that is being held at UFC 269.

The long awaited grudge match between Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards and Jorge ‘Gamebred’ Masvidal was finally made, and will be taking place on an exciting fight card in December. Edwards is currently on a 9 fight win streak and has been demanding a title shot. The only fight he was considering taking was the Masvidal fight if the price was right. Well, the price must have been right as Edwards tweeted out “Millionaire” after agreeing to fight ‘Gamebred’ on December 11.

Former Middleweight champ turned analyst, Michael Bisping weighed in on the fight between the two, “It’s a very complicated web that has been weaved by the UFC. If Leon beats Masvidal, it’s gotta be a title fight… Of course, Masvidal is a massive star, Leon takes that star. But for that to happen, Usman has to beat Covington, which I think will happen” (Sportskeeda)

Coincidentally, both Masvidal and Edwards last defeat were by the hands of the champ, ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ Kamaru Usman. Masvidal lost both chances to claim gold against Usman, one by decision and the other by a devastating KO. Edwards lost to Usman back in 2015, when both fighters were just getting their feet wet in the UFC.

If Edwards wins against Masvidal it would be apparent that Edwards is the number 1 contender for the title. It is debatable whether or not he should be the one fighting Usman for the title in November. Instead, Usman will be fighting Covington in a rematch. Covington gave Usman the best fight to date, but Edwards has been the most dominant contender in the division. The questions we have about the division will be answered sooner rather than later.

Do you agree with Michael Bisping?Do you think Leon Edwards will be the next person to fight for the title?

Bisping: “What Self-Respecting Man Asks Machine Gun Kelly For A Picture?”

Michael Bisping had a good laugh about Conor McGregor and his fight with Machine Gun Kelly. A few weeks ago, Conor McGregor was involved in an altercation with singer Machine Gun Kelly at the MTV Video Music Awards. The news spread throughout the MMA community and many fighters and fans had to express their opinions. […]

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Michael Bisping had a good laugh about Conor McGregor and his fight with Machine Gun Kelly.

A few weeks ago, Conor McGregor was involved in an altercation with singer Machine Gun Kelly at the MTV Video Music Awards. The news spread throughout the MMA community and many fighters and fans had to express their opinions. Michael Bisping was one of those people. He spoke on Instagram immediately following the event about the scuffle and shared his thoughts about McGregor.

“I’m having my cup of coffee this morning and I’m scrolling and I saw, I forgot what website it was and they added an eyewitness,” Bisping said. “Now you never know, maybe the eyewitness is full of sh*t.”

Bisping was on an Instagram live with his son discussing some MMA news. He seemed amused by this headline and the behavior of Conor McGregor himself. Bisping and son Callum got a good laugh out of the situation.

“The eyewitness account that I read said that he went up to Machine Gun Kelly,” Bisping said. “I feel like an idiot even saying that sentence. He went up and said, ‘Hey Machine Gun Kelly, how are you there?’ So he went up and tried to get a picture apparently and his security, Kelly’s security kind of shoved him away. And that’s when Conor sh*t the bed. Who in the right mind, what self-respecting man asks Machine Gun Kelly for a picture? That’s what I wanna know.”

Bisping later sided a bit with McGregor stating that he believed that perhaps the medication that McGregor could be taking for his leg injury could be making him act “erratic.” Bisping himself explained that after his own surgeries he was irritable. However, this is not the first time McGregor has been involved in an altercation in public. It has happened many times before.

What did you think of the McGregor’MGK fight, and do you agree with Bisping’s assessment of the situation?

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