If anyone thought Michael Bisping was just running his mouth about Anderson Silva's failed drug tests to sell tickets for their UFC Fight Night 84 bout, think again.
After weighing in for their fight, with both men checking in under the 186-pound limit, the two staples of the middleweight division faced off and made no effort to hide the fact there is bad blood there.
The UFC posted the video of their heated staredown:
OH MAN IS THIS GOING TO BE GOOD!! @SpiderAnderson vs @Bisping at #UFCLondon TOMORROW! https://t.co/ZgrVOMdACO2016-2-26 16:32:26
After an initial handshake offer by Bisping, the two ended up jawing and walking one another down, eventually being separated by UFC president Dana White and stage security.
When Bisping was handed a microphone, it was no more cordial than their first encounter, as he called Silva a "cheat" and a "fraud," among other things (Warning: Video contains NSFW language):
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Damn, Michael Bisping talking some serious trash to Anderson Silva Tomorrow will be very interesting https://t.co/CiUPP7E54y2016-2-26 16:41:11
The talk will, of course, end (at least for a brief time) Saturday at UFC Fight Night 84, when Silva and Bisping face off in the main event.