MICHAEL BISPING AND TIM KENNEDY EXCHANGE VERBAL PUNCHES LIVE ON TONIGHT’S INSIDE MMA

Nov 11, 2013



(PRESS RELEASE) -- LOS ANGELES – The drama continues between Tim Kennedy and Michael Bisping, this time it is on live TV as Kennedy responds to Bisping calling him out during an interview on tonight’s INSIDE MMA with series hosts Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten. In another exclusive, Brian Ebersole gets something off his back in preparation for his UFC 167 fight.

Rice and Rutten interviewed Kennedy to discuss a Twitter feud he had this week with Bisping. During the interview, he responds to an exclusive video that Bisping sent INSIDE MMA.

Said Bisping:

"So Wednesday night Tim Kennedy knocked somebody out and ever since then, he’s been calling me out. To be honest, he’s been calling me out for years now and I’m a little bit tired of it so Tim, if you want to fight, you know where to find me. Call the UFC if you’re man enough and let’s get it on. I’ve been in the UFC for 8 years and I’ve never turned downed an opponent yet. When you were in basic training shining shoes, I was kicking ass in the UFC so if you think I’m intimidated by you mate, come on, get a grip, it’s a little bit silly if I’m honest"

Said Kennedy:

“Thank God we have had soldiers shining shoes since 1775 so we don’t have to sound like how that dude sounds. You know, that’s horrific. Additionally, he’s been in the UFC for 8 years, I’ve been in the UFC for 6 months and I’m in the same position as he is… Go get a couple wins and then come and talk to me Bisping. Additionally, yeah I have something against him. He’s a dirty fighter. He eye-pokes, knees downed opponents, and he spits on their corners. He complains about guys doing TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy), but truthfully, the things that he does in the cage are even worse. I haven’t been calling him out, I’ve been pointing out that he’s a dirty fighter and he takes offense to that. So hey, you can rest assured I called the UFC, and I was like, ‘I want to fight Bisping. I want to monkey stomp him.’ I don’t care where I do it. As long as he fights a clean fight, he has no chance…. I’d love to fight that guy and it’s going to happen.”

Here is a clip of the emotionally charged dialogue between the two fighters: bit.ly/HMkkk1

In an INSIDE MMA first, Brian Ebersole joined via satellite from his gym in Las Vegas and, believe it or not, had his back waxed on air in preparation for his upcoming bout at UFC 167.

Listen to Ebersole’s explanation and watch the waxing video here: bit.ly/1adGTqT

ABOUT INSIDE MMA Inside MMA is mixed martial arts’ longest running and only independent weekly television news show. Every Friday LIVE at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, Kenny Rice and four-time world champion Bas Rutten interview MMA’s top names and break down highlights from the biggest fights while Ron Kruck provides on-site coverage from major events and in-depth reporting on the most interesting stories in the sport.

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