On the latest episode of UFC Tonight on Fox Sports 1, hosts Michael Bisping, Kenny Florian, and Karyn Bryant participated in a new segment called ‘Shot Caller’ where Bisping and Florian took turns impersonating ‘shot callers’ in the UFC, discussing their next fights.
Florian kicked off the segment by impersonating Conor McGregor as he called for a trilogy fight against Nate Diaz using his best Irish accent. Bisping then picked things up as he impersonated Luke Rockhold, who he knocked out at UFC 199 to claim the middleweight championship. Bisping also used the opportunity to get some insults in on Rockhold during his impersonation, saying:
“I’m going to keep accepting matches against #1 contenders, but then I’m totally gonna pull out with an injury, and I’ll do it time and time again man, because left hook Larry took my soul.”
Bisping then kept the trash talk going despite his impression being over, saying:
“He’s a bum! He’s done, he’s over. Luke, stop talking. Get my name out of your mouth. He said he was going to fight Jacare, then he pulled out, and then…what? I don’t know…”
Florian then took the mic once again as he impersonated Nate Diaz in what many viewers believe to be the best impersonation from the segment, complete with a “209” shoutout from the Stockton superstar.
Bisping then once again impersonated another middleweight contender, Yoel Romero, who he also got some insults in on. Bisping and Florian then played matchmaker as they called for a fight between Luke Rockhold and Yoel Romero to determine the middleweight #1 contender, who will fight the winner of this year’s Georges St-Pierre vs. Michael Bisping scrap.
Romero of course was promised the next middleweight title shot against Bisping, however ultimately former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre was given the fight after he returned to the UFC.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 3/18/2017.