Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold certainly have a history. To add on to the animosity between the two, Rockhold defeated Bisping in the pair’s first Octagon meeting back in 2014.
That didn’t sit too well with Bisping, who fired back during the UFC 199 conference call.
MMAFighting has the transcription:
“Look I’ve got nothing against you, Luke, personally, we’re both competitors,” Bisping said. “We’re in the same weight class. Yeah, you hold a victory over me, and I want to rectify that. I wish you all the best. Listen, we’ve got mutual friends, I’m sure you’re a great guy.
“But for me, I have to win this belt. I have to beat you to get a chance at redemption. You’re very, very confident that you’re going to humiliate me, listen — do not underestimate me, my friend, okay? Alright, you did well, you beat me once, try and pull it off twice. It has never happened before, and it will never happen. Believe you me, if you saw the way I was sparring right now you wouldn’t be so sure about it.”
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