2011 1 Mar

Here we go again:

To: Joe Silva, Matchmaker Extraordinaire, Ultimate Fighting Championship

Re: Spitsbing & his tainted victory

Joe:

If you get a chance to talk with him, please mention to your idiot-in-residence Michael Spitsbing it’ll be a little tougher to knee ME in the head when I’m charging at him like a runaway train and mincing him through the fence like a boiled potato, should we ever have the pleasure of each other’s company for a few (VERY few) moments in the Octagon.

Oh; and I’d suggest to him being a little careful about spitting on any of MY cornermen, since any one of them can beat him up as badly as I can.

Thanks ever so much. Hope all is well.

-Chael Sonnen

Step aside, Vitor Belfort. Former number one middleweight contender Chael Sonnen wants a piece of Michael Bisping, too, who is fresh off a second round technical knockout win over Jorge Rivera at UFC 127 this past weekend. “The Count” blew his top after the stoppage, unleashing all the anger that built up inside him leading up to the bout in Sydney, Australia. He even spit at (or on, depending on who you ask) his cornermen in his emotionally-charged post-fight celebration. Rivera pulled out all the trash-talking stops before the fight to get under the skin of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 3 light heavyweight winner. It apparently worked … sort of.

Bisping is now facing disciplinary action as a result of his antics, but it will come from company president Dana White, meaning it will likely be a fine or a slap on the wrist to deter similar behavior. Sonnen, meanwhile, is still in limbo after his fight contract was frozen following a guilty plea to money laundering charges in Oregon. When he is fighting, Sonnen is among the best trash-talkers in the business.

2011 26 Feb

UFC 127 Post Fight Press Conference

The UFC 127 fight card featured a welterweight contender bout between MMA icon BJ Penn and perennial contender Jon Fitch, on February 26, 2011 from the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia.

UFC 127

February 27, 2011

Sydney, Australia

Acer Arena


MAIN CARD

  • BJ Penn vs. Jon Fitch
  • Jorge Rivera vs. Michael Bisping
  • George Sotiropoulos vs. Dennis Siver
  • Chris Lytle vs. Brian Ebersole
  • Chris Camozzi vs. Kyle Noke

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Ross Pearson vs. Spencer Fisher
  • James Te-Huna vs. Alexander Gustafsson
  • Riki Fukuda vs. Nick Ring
  • Mark Hunt vs. Chris Tuchscherer
  • Maciej Jewtuszko vs. Curt Warburton
  • Anthony Perosh vs. Tom Blackledge
  • Tiequan Zhang vs. Jason Reinhardt
2011 23 Feb

The Countdown to UFC 127 show focuses primarily on the night’s headliner as former lightweight Champ BJ Penn returns to the welterweight division to take on perennial contender Jon Fitch.

Middleweight contenders square off in the co-headliner when Michael Bisping takes on Jorge Rivera.

George Sotiropoulos, Chris Lytle and Carlos Condit also hope to keep their title hopes alive.

PART 1 OF 2

PART 2 OF 2

2011 23 Feb

The Pre-Fight Press Conference for UFC 127
7PM ET/6PM CT/4PM PT
The Star City Casino in Sidney, Australia
February 22nd, 2011

2011 23 Feb

UFC 127

February 27, 2011

Sydney, Australia

Acer Arena

MAIN CARD

  • BJ Penn vs. Jon Fitch
  • Jorge Rivera vs. Michael Bisping
  • George Sotiropoulos vs. Dennis Siver
  • Chris Lytle vs. Brian Ebersole
  • Chris Camozzi vs. Kyle Noke

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Ross Pearson vs. Spencer Fisher
  • James Te-Huna vs. Alexander Gustafsson
  • Riki Fukuda vs. Nick Ring
  • Mark Hunt vs. Chris Tuchscherer
  • Maciej Jewtuszko vs. Curt Warburton
  • Anthony Perosh vs. Tom Blackledge
  • Tiequan Zhang vs. Jason Reinhardt
2011 9 Feb

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UFC 127 takes place on Feb. 27 in Syndey and is headlined by BJ Penn vs. Jon Fitch, but airs live on pay-per-view in the U.S. on the 26th in its regular 10pm ET timeslot due to the time difference.

Promo video for UFC 127 “BJ Penn vs Jon Fitch” on Feb. 26th in Australia.

MAIN CARD

  • BJ Penn vs. Jon Fitch
  • Jorge Rivera vs. Michael Bisping
  • George Sotiropoulos vs. Dennis Siver
  • Carlos Condit vs. Chris Lytle
  • Chris Camozzi vs. Kyle Noke

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Ross Pearson vs. Spencer Fisher
  • James Te-Huna vs. Alexander Gustafsson
  • Riki Fukuda vs. Nick Ring
  • Mark Hunt vs. Chris Tuchscherer
  • Maciej Jewtuszko vs. Curt Warburton
  • Anthony Perosh vs. Tom Blackledge
2011 9 Jan
Michael Bisping UFC 127

Photo by Francis Specker

Michael “The Count” Bisping talks with MMAcanada.net’s David Stanford about his upcoming bout at UFC 127 with Jorge Rivera and why he took the fight.

Bisping also speaks about facing Demian Maia and why he is such a lightning rod for “haters” and what he can do to earn the respect of North American fans.

Bisping also gives us his prediction for Anderson Silva vs. Belfort at UFC 126.

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A week in Bisping’s camp as he prepares Jorge Rivera on Feb 27th in Sydney Australia.

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