Following Michael Bisping’s win over Cung Le this weekend, the build for a fight with Luke Rockhold has started and taken an ugly turn.
Similar to the shenanigans that began before Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones ever met, the Bisping/Rockhold war of words has now taken a turn for the worse. After his win against Le, Bisping said:
“There’s an idiot called Luke Rockhold who doesn’t stop talking about me,” Bisping told Kenny Florian in the Octagon. “I think he has the hots for me, to be honest. Luke Rockhold, you’re calling me out. If you want to do it, let’s dance. Here I am. I’m going to beat Luke Rockhold and then I’m taking the title. Make no mistake.”
This was in addition to the Brit referred to Rockhold as a “lanky streak of piss” in the post-fight press conference.
Rockhold responded by challenging Saturday’s victor to bet their winning purses depending on who finished who in their inevitable match-up.
“Bisping is grossly overpaid, comparably to where we are,” Rockhold told MMAjunkie. ” So, I bet Michael Bisping, if I don’t finish you in the first round, you can have my purse. But if I do finish you in the first round, you give me your purse. So if I don’t finish you in the first round, whether I beat you in a decision or what, you get both of our purses. But if I do finish you in the first round, we switch purses, and I get yours. Let’s see if you’ve got some balls, kid. Bring it.”
From there, things took an ugly turn. Bisping tweeted that Luke Rockhold caused a scene while he was having coffee with his father (Bisping has since deleted the tweet).
Tags: Luke Rockhold, Michael Bisping, Mixed Martial Arts