English MMA icon earned his title the hard way and is not happy the New Zealander is posing with a version
MICHAEL BISPING slung his UFC middleweight belt and a string of swear words at interim champ Robert Whittaker and said he should be ashamed to wear a strap.
The Kiwi MMA star beat Yoel Romero on Saturday to be named the stand-in boss as the British star has been out since October with injury.
The unanimous points win means he will fight Bisping next, with the winner declared the undisputed king of the division.
But The Count had no time for Whittaker’s paper title and rained on his parade with a four-letter barrage.
MMA ace Bisping crashed Whittaker’s post-fight interview, saying: “That was an awesome fight.
“I wanted to come here and talk a lot of s*** but it was an awesome fight.
“But the fact that you are standing there with a belt on – like a f****** champion – makes me sick.
“You should be ashamed of yourself.
“Take that and fight me for it. See you soon mother f******!”
“I am the undisputed champion of the world.
“This fake, this poser, is standing there with an interim belt, like he’s the champion.
“I’m the champion. Here, take it.
“We’re going to fight, so right now I’m still the champ.
“I’m not going to walk around with it on. You’ve got one, I’ve got one. Take it.
“May the best man win. Whoever wins the fight, you can have it, you’re the champ.”
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Whittaker had been pleasant enough to Bisping – who is a master trash-talker when it comes to selling his fights.
And he defended his right to wear a middleweight title after beating the Cuban wrestler who was striking fear into the UFC roster.
Whittaker said: “I think if you fight a five-round war with Yoel Romero, you deserve a medal of your own.
“He’s one of the most dangerous people on the planet. No one wants to fight him — and for good reason.
“I worked hard for that belt, for that bit of shiny metal there.
“That’s what that is a symbol of, that I’m now the No. 1 contender.
“While the current champ is on the bench, I’m filling in his seat at the moment.
“I’m taking on the head honchos, I’m taking on those killers.
“I’m taking on the responsibility of being champion.”
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