UFC middleweight Michael Bisping is one of the sport’s best trash-talkers. However, some fans may feel “The Count” crossed a line in recent weeks when he made light of upcoming opponent Mark Munoz’s claim of dealing with depression after a loss, promising to make the heavy-handed wrestler sink to new depths after the two tussle at UFC Fight Night 30.
Bisping recently went on Inside MMA to explain his statements where he called into question Munoz’s self-diagnosis rather than made light of a man truly suffering from mental health issues…
“Here’s the thing – Mark Munoz went out and told everybody that he’s suffering from depression and this and that. Listen, the man needs to get a grip. You lost a fight and you had elbow surgery. So what, you went into depression trying to get everybody to feel sorry for you? You got fat, you put weight on in-between fights, and you lost a fight…but you want everyone to feel sorry for you?”
“Were you clinically diagnosed with depression? Were you taking anti-depressants? I guarantee the answer to those questions is no, you weren’t. You lost a fight and you ate too much food. So I’m sorry, if you were depressed before you’re gonna be a lot more depressed on October 27 because on October 26 I’m gonna give you a good beating.”
The full interview with Bisping can be seen below:
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