The trash talk heated up at the UFC 110 press conference in Australia, with Wanderlei Silva telling Michael Bisping "I'm going to kick your ass" after Bisping said he dislikes Silva personally.
Bisping went to the podium first at the press conference (which took place early Thursday in Australia, Wednesday evening in the United States), and after offering some brief introductory remarks, he honed in on what he perceived as Silva bad-mouthing him in pre-fight interviews.
"Wanderlei's been very vocal about me, how he doesn't like me," Bisping said. "I've got nothing but respect for him as a fighter. Can't say the same about him personally after some of the comments I've heard."
With that, Bisping sat down and Silva stood up. And Silva, after praising the fans of Australia and saying, "I'm so happy to come back to fighting again," took a look at Bisping and told him that the tough talk was about to be replaced by tough actions inside the Octagon.
"We're going to stop talking," Silva said. "Talking is the easy part of the show. He's talking a lot, I'm talking a lot but now we're going to see Saturday. We'll have a great show and I'm going to kick your ass."
Even Bisping seemed to realize that he had been verbally bested, saying, of Silva's comments, "Best line ever."
Later in the press conference, Bisping noted that Silva has lost most of his recent fights, and Silva told Bisping to "shut up."
And with that, the UFC 110 co-main event just got a little more fun.
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