“He’s Just a Piece of Shit”- Michael Bisping Goes Off on Evander Holyfield vs Vitor Belfort

Published 09/08/2021, 9:15 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 05: Michael Bisping looks on as he is inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame during the UFC Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Induction Ceremony inside The Pearl at The Palms Casino Resort on July 5, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Vitor Belfort is set to take on Evander Holyfield in a boxing match at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on September 11. Former UFC middleweight champion and Belfort’s former opponent, Michael Bisping has revealed whom he will support ahead of the fight.

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Belfort and Bisping fought back in 2013 with the former emerging victorious via knockout. Bisping revealed that he doesn’t hold grudges against any opponent that had bettered him in a fight. However, Belfort is an exception as ‘The Count’ says the Brazilian was on performance-enhancing drugs when they fought.

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In a recent episode of the Believe You Me Podcast, Bisping said, “I hope Evander beats the f**k out of him. That’s all I’m going to say, I’m not going to go into a technical breakdown of it. God knows what Vitor has been doing. We knew he had good boxing, we knew he had fast hands, we knew he could pack a punch.”

“Evander Holyfield is a big dude. I f*cking hope [he beats Belfort]. I would take great pleasure in that. I don’t care what you say, he was on juice and he beat me fair and square. When people beat me in the past, I don’t harbour a grudge, I wish them all the best… He’s just a piece of sh*t. I don’t give a fu*k… I hope Evander batters him,” he added further.

It’s understandable why Bisping doesn’t have fond memories of his loss to Befort. PEDs in combat sports can give an athlete an unfair advantage over his opponents. Maybe that is primarily the reason behind Bisping having a sour taste in his mouth about the loss.

Will Michael Bisping have his wish fulfilled when Holyfield and Belfort fight?

Belfort is looking in tremendous shape ahead of his fight against Holyfield. Many believe the former UFC champion is back to his old habits which is a dangerous proposition for anybody.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 9: Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson fight for the WBA Heavyweight tittle at the MGM Grand Garden on November 9, 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Holyfield won the fight with a TKO in the 11th round. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

That being said, Holyfield is one of the best boxers ever to step foot inside the squared ring. But at 57, it is questionable whether he is still the fighter that he once used to be. Only time will tell if Bisping gets his wish fulfilled this weekend.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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