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Friday, March 9, 2007

The Count silences the thud of The Hammer

Following Matt "The Hammer" Hamill's fight, he called out Michael "The Count" Bisping and said in no uncertain terms that he was ready to take him on.

This week, UFC fighter and UFC columnist Michael Bisping responds to Matt's comments in the following excerpt from The Count's UFC article:


"You may have heard that a certain TUF 3 dropout was calling me out last week.

To be honest, I really didn’t want to respond because that plays right into his hands by whipping up interest in a fight that I believe is a big step backwards for me.

However, at the same time I don’t want anyone thinking I was afraid of this guy, either.

The fighter in question - I forget his name - is a good wrestler but has no BJJ and couldn’t strike a match. He’s the one who produced the most embarrassingly amateurish performance of the entire season, where even though he won he couldn’t continue in the competition as he was so bashed up.

Do you know who I’m on about? I can picture his face but still can’t remember his name but I remember personally sending this novice to the hospital with a busted arm and my mate Kendall Grove - a middleweight - knocked him silly with a high kick in sparring.

I also recall that he went to the hospital three times during TUF 3 and each time came back to the TUF house with his tail between his legs. He spent more time in bandages than King Tut.

But, now, he’s shouting my name in an obvious attempt to leap frog from his preliminary bout status to genuine PPV level.

Sorry, pal, I won the TUF 3 three-year contract, thank you very much, so I don’t need a part time job running your PR office on the side.

I’ve got a long way to go and a lot to prove in the UFC but - in terms of what I did during my TUF 3 run - I don’t think I’m being big-headed when I say my run to the TUF 3 title was pretty damn conclusive.

I scored three consecutive knockouts without a scratch on me while this guy calling me out had one fight that looked like two drunks scrapping outside a kebab shop on a Friday night.

For him to claim I’ve yet to prove I’m the real TUF 3 winner is pathetic.

Until next week - the Count."

If you are interested in reading the full article, click here


  1. Wow he's arrogant. Given Matt Hammill has holes in his game but Michael Bisping hasn't really proved himself to me enough to talk that way. He's had two wins in the UFC against fighters of questionable skill and again in UFC 70 he's practically given a win. I look forward to watching him lose in the future.

  2. Way to CYA Bisping. Man up if it's such a walk in the park and fight in a real battle. Either way you get respect and not questionable cowardice avoiding an undefeated champion. Don't worry, it's natural to want to avoid danger, but be a fighter. -cw


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