‘Leave Bisping alone’ – Marlon Vera slams Jake Paul for trying to fight British UFC legend

Marlon Vera has blasted Jake Paul for trying to secure a fight against his former teammate, friend, and UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping,

‘Chito’ trains with Jason Parrillo, who was in the corner when Bisping became champion by knocking out Luke Rockhold in one round at UFC 199 in June 2016.

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Bisping shocked the world at UFC 199 when he knocked out Rockhold, making him the first and so far only British UFC champion

Ahead of his main event match-up with Rob Font at UFC Vegas 53 this Saturday, Vera spoke with talkSPORT about the possibility of Bisping ending his retirement for a fight with the YouTuber-turned-boxer

“It’s just crazy to me to think that a guy in his prime with a pro record is calling out a guy that is retired with two replaced knees and one f****** eye,” he said.

“A former world champion, af****** legend, but I’m like, ‘What’s f****** going on in here?’ Just go and fight a guy your size and your age, stop calling out retired fighters.

“I love Bisping, he is my boy. Bisping accomplished everything in his career. Like, what’s going on here? Leave Bisping alone, the guy is af****** legend.”

Bisping still drops into Vera's gym to drop some pearls of wisdom

Bisping still drops into Vera’s gym to drop some pearls of wisdom

Bisping remains part of the team despite walking away from fighting in 2017

Bisping remains part of the team despite walking away from fighting in 2017

Bisping was named on Paul’s latest six-man hit list for a potential fight, which sparked a war of words between the pair on social media.

‘The Count’ has not competed since his suffering losses to both Georges St-Pierre and Kelvin Gastelum in 2017.

Since then, he’s had both knees replaced and revealed that he is blind in one eye.

UFC Legend Michael Bisping shockingly removes his prosthetic eye live on air!

The 43-year-old was in talks to face Paul last year, but those negotiations broke down after he demanded a guaranteed $1million in a counter-roffer, which was refused by the YouTube star.

Paul has amassed a perfect 5-0 boxing record by fighting what many believe to be undersized and unskilled opponents.

The 25-year-old has picked up wins over fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib, ex-NBA player Nate Robinson and MMA fighters Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley (x2) during his brief boxing career.

Paul put Woodley to sleep in his last fight


Paul put Woodley to sleep in his last fight

Paul is set to return to the ring in August and he is expected to step up his level of competition.

Many in the MMA world including Bisping have called on the internet celebrity to face off against former UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva.

‘The Spider’ has found success in boxing since leaving the UFC in 2020 and recently picked up a win over former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.


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