UFC FN 84: Michael Bisping Says Anderson Silva is a “Cheat” And a “Fraud”
By FCF Staff
Anderson Silva has long been considered one of the greatest fighters in MMA history, but Michael Bisping believes that success is likely tied to PED use.
Silva and Bisping are booked to fight in the headliner of UFC Fight Night 84 today. Leading up to the fight, the latter has repeatedly pointed to the legend’s suspension for PEDs, and has argued Silva was likely using them all along. At Friday’s weigh-ins, Bisping repeated the claim (quote via UFC.com):
“Everybody here, thank you so much for supporting me over the years. It means the world to me,” Bisping said. “When I step into the cage tomorrow I’m doing it on behalf of myself and Great Britain. Thank you all.”
“This man is a cheat. This man is a fraud and I will make you pay for your mistakes tomorrow night, my friend. All the needles in your a**, all the steroids will not help you!”
Bisping is coming off consecutive wins over CB Dollaway and Thales Leites, while Silva earned a decision win over Nick Diaz last January, which was subsequently overturned (due to his suspension).
UFC FN 84 will be hosted by London’s O2 Arena.