‘What Reality Are We Living in Here, Buddy?’- Michael Bisping Mocks Colby Covington for Having ‘Champ-Champ’ Aspirations

Published 08/20/2021, 4:55 PM EDT
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – MAY 16: Michael Bisping provides analysis on the ESPN broadcast during the UFC Fight Night event at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 16, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping mocks former UFC interim welterweight champ, Colby Covington for having dreams of becoming a two divisional champion. The first British-born UFC champ took a dig at ‘Chaos’ during his podcast, ‘Believe You Me’.

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Covington is currently gearing up for his titular rematch against Kamaru Usman at UFC 268 in November. A match against Usman could be the toughest fight of any fighter’s career, but Covington is also eyeing a move to 185lbs at some point where he wants to challenge Adesanya for the gold.

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Bisping, who heard about Covington’s aspirations, said, “Colby Covington, what’s he talking about? What do you think he’s talking about? He’s talking about becoming champ-champ. He’s talking about beating Kamaru Usman and then he’s talking about going up and fighting Israel Adesanya and becoming a champ-champ.”

“I get it, you’re selling tickets, you’re selling wolf tickets as the Diaz brothers would say, but still to beat Kamaru Usman and to go up and fight Adesanya and beat him as well? What reality are we living in here, buddy?” Bisping added. (via BJPenn.com)

Bisping has a point here. Usman and Adesanya are two of the toughest champions in the history of UFC. Usman has been an unstoppable force since he joined UFC and is yet to taste a defeat in the promotion.

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Meanwhile, Adesanya has had a similar career path to ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’. He, too, remains undefeated in his division. The only match he has lost came against Blachowicz, who competes in the light heavyweights.

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In the last few days, the verbal clash between two of the most trash-talking fighters has taken center stage. Bisping and Conor have been unloading on each other since the Brit gave his views on Conor-Cormier banter.

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Speaking about the same on his podcast, Bisping said, “I wasn’t gonna go back and forth with [McGregor] and he mentioned ‘bro’ a few times, I’m not your bro…so anyway I don’t wanna keep it going, he’s kind of settled down now but I just thought [at] that one point I just had to address, you know what I mean? And I couldn’t even do that on Twitter.”

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Conor McGregor of Ireland prepares to fight Dustin Poirier in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

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The veteran also advised McGregor to end their war of words and try to focus on the bigger aim, i.e. his return. ‘The Notorious’ one is currently on the sidelines after snapping his leg against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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