UFC 224 is now finally in the books. It turned out to be a rather decent but a dull and lacklustre pay-per-view. However, one of the fights on the main-card that was highly anticipated was the first fight on the main-card, a middleweight bout between veterans and MMA legends Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida and Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort. In the second round, Machida turned the lights off for Belfort with a brilliant front-kick knock-out. While many fans and pundits alike have praised Belfort for his efforts and have shown concern for his health, former UFC middleweight champion, Michael Bisping has said some harsh words instead. Bisping felt that the knockout-was highly satisfying and also called Belfort a “cheat”.
Bisping had fought Belfort at UFC on FX 7. Belfort had won the fight via KO due to a high-kick and punches.
Bisping talked about Belfort’s history of steroid usage and claimed that the Brazilian is a cheat and watching him get knocked-out was “satisfying”. Here’s what he said on his Believe You Me podcast:
It’s very satisfying to see him lose if I’m honest, I don’t care for the guy. I think he’s built a career off being a cheat. The amount of insane steroids that he’s done over his life, over his career, is evident to see. I mean you go back and look at him in his early career, the guy was insanely jacked. When we fought he was insanely jacked, and now you look at him and he looks like a f**king beat up old man, and he’s getting knocked out like so and he’s performing like so. When he was juiced out of his mind, [he was] just f**king tearing through everybody.
He has the hypocrisy to go out and talk about being a good person and this and that, the guy’s a cheat, the guy has no honor. I would have loved to have been the person to do that, but it’s kind of still enjoyable to see him get what he deserves because he’s gone out and done that to many people and caused injuries. He f**ked up my eyeball, he’s the one to blame for that, so yeah. God bless Machida. Job well done.