Michael Bisping Blasts Yushin Okami For “Amateurish” Performance Against OSP
By FCF Staff
Yushin Okami’s Octagon return was a very short affair on Friday night, and Michael Bisping was quick to blast the former middleweight contender after UFC Fight Night Japan.
Okami was brought in a just a few days notice to face Ovince Saint Preux in the main event, after “Shogun” Rua dropped out due to a knee injury. Moments into the headliner, Okami shot in on Saint Preux, but was eventually choked unconscious by a Von Flue Choke. OSP has used that technique three times during his UFC tenure to win a fight.
During the post fight show on FXX, Bisping had this to say about Okami’s performance (quote via MMA Junkie):
“If you are Yushin Okami, and you watch any footage of Ovince Saint Preux, if you’ve seen his last fight, he got the Von Flue,” Bisping said. “He’s had it before. What do you try to do? Rule 101, you don’t try to guillotine him from side control on your back. And he did that. … It was just crazy that he even did that. But I’m sorry, Yushin Okami, I have a lot of respect for you, but it was madness. It was absolutely amateurish. Shut the door on your way out.”
Okami had won four straight prior to facing OSP. Bisping reportedly added later on in the segment that he believes the Japanese fighter should receive another shot in the UFC, since he accepted the bout on short notice. Okami also moved up in weight to face Saint Preux.