Michael Bisping is scheduled to fight the returning Anderson Silva at UFC Fight Night 83 in February, and took part in a media call this week to promote the fight. During the call, Bisping was very vocal about the subject of Anderson Silva’s failed post-fight drug tests after UFC 183 in January. According to Bisping, people need to be talking about this subject more.
“I feel this should be talked about more,” he said on a recent conference call. “I want to be tested throughout this camp. Come and take my blood right now. You can get me to pee in a cup every day of this fight camp, and I hope that happens. I hope Anderson is tested many times because he should be tested many times because he failed a test, not once, not twice but three times.”
“[PED use in MMA] is something I am quite emotional about because it blows my mind,” he began. “To be quite frank, I’m blown away by his arrogance. How on earth do you expect me not to mention that in your last fight, you tested positive for three banned substances? You expect me to not mention that?”
“That is very, very relevant,” Bisping asserts. “So, of course, I want him to be tested, and you can test me. But the fact that he wants me to not mention that, brush that under the carpet, I’m blown away by his arrogance.”
Bisping will face Silva on February 27th at The O2 Arena in London for UFC Fight Night 83, airing on UFC Fight Pass. We will have lightning fast round-by-round coverage of the fights right here on MMANews.com.