Michael Bisping and Jiu-Jitsu: “Black Belts Go to White belts When Hit in the Face”

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Bisping dispara contra o Jiu-Jitsu. Foto Jeff Bottari/ZUffa LCC via Getty Images

Bisping puts Jiu-Jitsu in his crosshairs. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LCC via Getty Images)

Plain-spoken Englishman Michael Bisping’s tongue is a-blazing once again. The next man to take on Vitor Belfort, to Inside MMA television show on AXS TV this week he said he has no fear of getting tapped out when he does battle at the UFC event in São Paulo, Brazil, and that Jiu-Jitsu is rendered impotent when strikes get thrown into the mix. Bisping and Belfort will square off in the marquee fight at UFC on FX 7 this Jan. 19 at Ginásio do Ibirapuera arena.

Among other things he said on the program, Bisping underscored Vitor’s knockout power and grappling skills. However, he said he’s not afraid of Belfort for his being a black belt, that his Jiu-Jitsu will be kept at bay by his striking skills.

“Vitor hits hard and knocks people out … I believe I’ve got more tools than Vitor. He’s got a great submission game, but I believe I can counter that, and I’m not afraid of that. It’s funny how black belts go to white belts when you start punching them and elbowing them in the face,” said Bisping on the show.

What do you say, do you figure Vitor Belfort can tap out Michael Bisping and teach him not to mess with Jiu-Jitsu?

UFC on FX7
Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo, Brazil
January 19, 2013

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