As Michael Bisping continues to get shelled by just about everyone in the MMA world for his actions following the fight with Jorge Rivera at UFC 127 last weekend, his team at Wolfslair MMA in England has finally spoken to take up his side.

Bisping has been lambasted since defeating Rivera in Australia and then taunting him before walking over and spitting at his cornermen. UFC President Dana White has since said he intends on punishing Bisping for the incident.

Still, Bisping’s manager and Wolfslair leader Anthony McGann believes there is another side of the story that hasn’t been told and he’s going to tell it.

“I would like to give our take on what happened in Australia. Let me begin first by saying that in five years of competing in the UFC at every level, we have never encountered a more unprofessional outfit as Jorge Rivera’s camp. All the teams who rub shoulders regularly at all the events are always polite, respectful and courteous to each other. Regardless of any of the fighters smack talk or actions. All the camps will attest to this. Along comes this Phinney guy out of the blue, he is Rivera’s boxing coach and the guy who features heavily in the YouTube videos making fun of Mike Bisping.

These video’s were made with two purposes. One was to promote their tee shirt line ranger up and the second was to goad Mike into a brawl as this was their only chance of winning the fight. Okay well no problem so far, business is business and if that’s how they rely to win a fight then more power to them. The video’s poked fun at Mike in a personal way and to English people in general and had a huge amount of success. If you combine the numbers on YouTube over the four video’s I believe were in the half million bracket. That is phenomenal considering the campaign was over three weeks. So let’s be clear this wasn’t just banter going back and forth it was significant. Once again at this stage still no problem. It was adding hype to the fight.

The real problems begin in the hotel in Australia. As always fighters are staying in close proximity in the hotel for over a week and during the day the camps pass each other. Normally the fighters will be tense with their opponent but the teams always remain neutral and polite. Rivera’s crew were mocking mike and laughing at him and Jorge even gave an interview to Fanhouse saying if Mike was a man he would confront him in the hotel.

This situation was the reason for the emotional weigh-ins and throughout the catalyst was Phinney. In fact Rivera had two more coaches who never participated in any of this, they did act professional. It was always Rivera and Phinney. If you look at all the Ranger-Up YouTube stuff it seems Phinney is the driving force behind the company and it was him even up to the point on the scale who was constantly goading Mike. I believe he should have concentrated more on real fight preparation like we did than silly childish games and behavior.

This fight was not your normal fight, the hype was immense and I am sure the fans felt this. The illegal knee was what it was, Mike was over excited and timed it wrong. He is not known for illegal blows although this does happen in the sport from time to time. Whilst Rivera was recovering, Phinney was shouting obscenities to Mike if you look you can see Mike give him the finger in reply. He was also hurling abuse at our corner men, once again this behaviour is unheard of in the UFC. Anyway YouTube videos and goading Mike did him no good and Mike dispatched him with ease.

Mike was still emotional and asked Rivera for an apology, still Phinney was shouting abuse and Mike replied to him, Mike did spit but on the floor in his direction not on him. Phinney was hurling abuse at Mike and our corner men the whole time. His behaviour at the cage was disgusting and unbefitting of the UFC and I won’t go into any more detail as Phinney doesn’t deserve any notoriety. He does not reflect in anyway the normal conduct of us and the rest of the teams. If that’s how he has behaved at other events then he needs to go back to them. Although I believe that after this we won’t be hearing much of Mr. Phinney anymore.

Mike apologized in the press conference for losing his cool, he apologized on the post fight with Joe Rogan, the joke is after all the efforts the Rivera’s camp made to create this situation it was them who complained afterwards not us, we have more respect for the UFC and did not want to make an issue of their behavior.”

Rivera’s camp has released several statements since the fight, as well maintaining that Bisping did in deed spit on Phinney after the fight ended, but this is the first anyone has heard about the alleged cursing from the corner during and after the fight.

Regardless of the statements on behalf of both camps, it appears Bisping is going to face some sort of punishment from the UFC.

Meanwhile, every fighter in the middleweight division has called for Bisping’s head on a stick since the incident went down at UFC 127. Chael Sonnen issued a statement yesterday through MMAWeekly.com, while both Vitor Belfort and Demian Maia have also expressed interest in fighting the Brit. The typically mild-mannered Nate Marquardt, who is under the same management team as Rivera, even stated when appearing on MMAWeekly Radio Monday night that he would like the opportunity to “shut Bisping up.”

It remains to be seen who Bisping will face next, but he’s a marked man in the middleweight division right now.

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