Former Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion Michael Bisping claims he understands what fellow British fighter Darren Till was trying to say in reference to his family and his fighting career, suggesting that Till’s choice of words was not the smartest.
Till, who challenges UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley at UFC 228 next month, made headlines recently when he told reporters that he has to be selfish when it comes to his career aspirations and that he can’t worry about his girlfriend who is pregnant or his daughter whom he hasn’t seen in over a year.
Bisping -- who knows what it means to hold a UFC belt -- said during a recent edition of his “Believe You Me” podcast that he understands what Till was trying to say and suggested his comments were taken out of context (via SportsJoe.ie).
“What he’s saying is, right now his mission, his quest in life, is to be the best fighter in the world, win the world title and go down in history,” Bisping said. “Of course he loves his daughter. Of course he wants to see her. What he’s saying is, ‘Right now, I’m fighting for the title. I’ve got a seven-month pregnant girlfriend. I don’t give a f*ck. I’ve got a kid down there I never see. I don’t give a f*ck. The only thing that matters in my life right now is winning the belt. Maybe the choice of words were not the smartest, not the best, but that’s what he’s saying. If you read between the lines. He’s not saying that he doesn’t give a f*ck about his daughter. Even though that’s exactly what he does say. That’s not what he’s saying. What he’s saying is it matters so much to him.”