By Simon Head, The Blue Corner |
April 16, 2020 4:15 pm
Michael Bisping has never been shy about speaking his mind, so when he was asked his opinion about the current global coronavirus pandemic, the former UFC middleweight champion had some forthright opinions to share.
Chatting with Australian outlet Submission Radio, Bisping went in heavy as he criticized conspiracy theorists, as well as people who are complaining about being stuck inside during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
“Unfortunately, the world’s going through a very crazy time right now, and if we all just do as we’re bloody well told and follow the guidelines – it isn’t 5G, governments aren’t conspiring to one world order, it isn’t a conspiracy, the earth isn’t flat. We’ve just got to (expletive) stay indoors and do as we’re told, and this thing will pass,” he said.
“But there’s a lot of idiots out there that feel that they know better. A lot of people are insecure and they think that everyone’s against them and the world’s a big conspiracy. It’s not a conspiracy. There’s a (expletive) disease, an illness, a virus, which has originated in China and spread across the world that’s highly contagious. We’ve got to stay inside, do as we’re told and, in a little bit, it’ll pass.
“Or we can all be idiots, ignore what everyone’s telling us, ignore what the scientists are telling us … because I know what people are saying: ‘Don’t believe everything you hear on the news.’ I don’t. What I do is listen and read and listen to the medical professionals, people that have dedicated their entire lives to medical science. I tend to listen to them, not some knuckleheads on the internet.”
Bisping admitted lockdown life can be boring at times, but he keeps that feeling of boredom in perspective by remembering the generation that came before him, and the sacrifices they had to make during an even more turbulent time. In comparison, he says, this generation has it easy.
“We’re not bad. It’s not ideal,” he said. “I mean, I was just sitting there with my daughter a moment ago very, very bored. Every day’s the same. It’s like ‘Groundhog Day.’ But 80 years ago, we had World War II. We had World War II, and it was bad. There was bombs going off, there was people dying, people had to go to war. I think those people would be ashamed of the human race right now.
“All we’ve got to do is stay (expletive) inside. It’s not that hard. I understand people are struggling financially and economically and my heart goes out to them. But as I said, in the grand scheme of things, it’s not that hard. And if we do as we’re told, this will pass. Sorry for the rant, there you go.”
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