Angry Bisping hits back at Benavidez

Things could get a little heated in the locker rooms at UFC 152 – at least if Michael Bisping and Joseph Benavidez are sharing space.

Bisping didn’t appreciate an off-the-cuff remark from the UFC flyweight that he was a harder puncher.

“That smug-faced little t— in a prepubescent boy’s body needs to shut the f— up because I’ll take the Pepsi Challenge with that short-ass any day of the week,” Bisping told Radio.

Benavidez made his claim at the end of a recent video blog shot for the UFC. While watching a promo for UFC 152, his longtime training partner Urijah Faber asks him if he hits harder than “The Count.”

“Yes, I hit harder than Bisping,” Benavidez answers.

At the time of his interview, Bisping was just waiting for his cellphone to power up so he could make his comment public on Twitter. In the end, he didn’t and instead retweeted a fan comment that flamed Benavidez (16-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC), who co-headlines the event’s pay-per-view main card opposite Demetrious Johnson (15-2-1 MMA, 3-1-1 UFC) in a bout for the inaugural UFC flyweight title.

“People are going to say that I’m talking crap, but he’s the one trying to start in with me,” said middleweight Bisping (22-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC), who meets Brian Stann (12-4 MMA, 6-3 UFC) on the UFC 152 PPV main card. “[Benavidez] needs to recognize his weight class because my 11-year-old boy will take care of him.”

Unfortunately, Benavidez and Bisping are separated by 60 pounds, give or take, so unless the former becomes morbidly obese or the latter cuts off a limb, fans can’t expect a meeting between the two.

But of course, they can expect a response from the Brit middleweight, who by now has grown to love the boos that accompany his walks to the cage.

Benavidez recently took to Twitter to poke fun at Bisping’s reaction.

“Wow didn’t think a big, tough, secure guy like [Bisping] would get all butt hurt at my blog,” he wrote. “Pretty funny.”

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