Yesterday evening news broke that former UFC middleweight title holder Chris Weidman had suffered an injury and was forced to withdraw from his scheduled UFC 199 rematch with current champion Luke Rockhold on June 4 in Los Angeles.
Shortly after the news broke, multiple fighters took to Twitter to ask for the short-notice fight with Rockhold.
One of those fighters was perennial contender Michael Bisping (28-7 MMA). “The Count” issued the following statement, which was quickly responded to by the UFC’s middleweight champion:
— michael (@bisping) May 18, 2016
— Luke Rockhold (@LukeRockhold) May 18, 2016
Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold already have a history having fought at UFC Fight Night 55 in November of 2014. Rockhold won that fight via second-round submission.
Since then Bisping has rattled off three-straight victories, his latest being a decision win over former champ Anderson Silva in the main event of UFC Fight Night 84.
Would you like to see this rematch, Bisping vs. Rockhold 2, booked for the main event of UFC 199 on June 4? Sound off PENN Nation!