UFC champion Michael Bisping has never been afraid to speak his mind but I don’t even think the great Nature Boy Ric Flair expected Bisping to unleash a flurry of insults at Brock Lesnar during a recent podcast appearance.
The Nature Boy had a chance to interview Bisping shortly before his fight at UFC 204 against Dan Henderson. Bisping came on the Ric Flair Show and had a great time talking to the WWE Hall of Famer. Bisping is a Flair fan but one guy he is not a fan of is Brock Lesnar.
Flair asked Bisping about CM Punk and Bisping put Punk over, telling Flair took a lot of guts for Punk to get into the octagon and understood that the UFC is a business. Flair then asked Bisping about his buddy Brock Lesnar and what came next was one of the best and most controversial promos ever from Bisping…and that says a lot.
Ric Flair – “How tough do you think Brock Lesnar is?”
Michael Bisping – “How tough do you think Brock Lesnar is? Listen I respect any man that steps into the octagon because it takes balls. But if you have to go in there and take steroids to do it? F*ck you, you cocky son of a b*tch. Kiss my a$$. I will knock Brock Lesnar out with one f*cking punch. I will take him and throw him out of the octagon like the pu$%y that he is. Am I making myself clear? F*ck Brock Lesnar! F*ck steroids! F*ck all you f*cking f*aggots that want to come in here and take steroids. Am I making myself clear? Steroids have destroyed the sport and anyone that takes them, kiss my a&%.”
Flair – “I don’t have a comment because I have to see him next week (laughs).”
Bisping – “Tell him I said hi.
He’s a big son of a b*tch but as I said. Real men don’t cheat in a real fight. In your world you have to look good, you have to be big and it’s expected for the audience. You guys good for you, good for you. In a real fight we shouldn’t be cheating and taking steroids.”
For those unaware, Lesnar had positive drug tests come back before and after his fight at UFC 200 against Mark Hunt. Lesnar was popped for estrogen blockers. Estrogen blockers are commonly used to combat the side effects of steroids.
“An official with knowledge of Lesnar’s samples identified the banned substance as the fertility drug clomiphene, one of the two banned substances found in a June sample taken from former UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones.”
To be fair to Lesnar, he has not had his day in court yet. Lesnar has reportedly hired a prominent PED attorney and has been granted extra time to defend his case.
As strong as Bisping sounded against Brock, he was then asked about Jon Jones. Jones also recently failed a test for estrogen blockers. Ironically Bisping was sympathetic towards Jones which was odd considering he just blasted Lesnar a minute earlier for the same infraction.
Regardless, the interview is worth a listen to and whether there are any ramifications from this or not is anyone’s guess. My hunch is that there very well could be if any groups want to make waves. Quite frankly I am surprised that this has flied so far under the radar at this point.