On Friday, the two moved from online jabs to video, when they both appeared on AXS TV's Inside MMA.
Bisping got things rolling by saying:
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 eight years. I've never turned down an opponent yet. When you were in basic training shining shoes, I was in the UFC kicking ass. So, if you think I'm intimidated by you, come on, get a grip. It's a little bit silly.
Kennedy seemed amused by Bisping's comments, but his reply was far from good-natured:
Thank God we've had soldiers shining shoes since 1775 so we don't have to sound like that guy, that's horrific.
Additionally, he's been in the UFC for eight years, I've been in the UFC for six months, and I'm in the same position that he is. It took him eight years to get to where I am, so maybe I'm going to hang back and be like ‘I don't know who that guy is, go get a couple wins, and then come and talk to me Bisping.'
He's a dirty fighter. He eye pokes. He knees downed opponents. He spits on their corners. He complains about guys doing TRT, but truthfully, the things 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.
You can rest assured I called the UFC, and I was like I want to fight Bisping. I want to stomp him. I don't care where it is. As long as he fights a clean fight, he has no chance.