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Bisping outshines Sonnen at UFC on Fox 2 presser

ESPN staff
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Michael Bisping and Chael Sonnen highlights

Michael Bisping stole Chael Sonnen's thunder at the UFC on Fox 2 press conference on Thursday, producing a number of one-liners ahead of their middleweight title eliminator.

Sonnen appeared with a UFC belt in his arms, shouting to the gathered media and fans: "Undefeated and undisputed". Bisping's reply was sharp and to the point, yelling back: "Not for long", before adding: "I think you can get them (the belt) on ebay for £29.99."

As president Dana White, almost in tears with laughter at Bisping's comment, opened it up to the floor, a journalist suggested that Sonnen would beat Bisping this weekend, because "in all likelihood", that was what was going to happen.

Bisping responded by allowing Sonnen to answer, before saying: "Now can we have a question from a real journalist?"

The questions kept coming, with Bisping being asked what he thought of the suggestion by Sonnen's coach that the American is the best boxer in the sport.

"He's the best boxer, he's Muhammad Ali, he's the best at everything," Bisping quipped. "I'm just from Manchester, what chance do I have?

"I outbox Sonnen every day of the week. Sonnen's a great wrestler, I'm a great fighter."

And as Sonnen continued to play the line of a champion, suggesting he will fight Anderson Silva wherever the UFC decides to erect an Octagon, Bisping had one final comment.

"He can keep his fake belt and shove it up his ass."

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