Former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold Calls Out Michael Bisping on Twitter

May 28, 2013
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Luke Rockhold - StrikeforceAs is all the rage of late, former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold took to Twitter on Tuesday to call out Michael “The Count” Bisping

@bisping u dont have opponent, I dont have opponent, u talk (expletive) about ‘practice’ i say we set the record straight once & for all @danawhite,” read the tweet, which included UFC president Dana White.

Bisping (24-5) and Rockhold (10-2) have a bit of history.

On a November 2012 episode of MMA Uncensored, Bisping brought up a sparring session he and Rockhold had in which Bisping apparently got the better of the American Kickboxing Academy middleweight.

“Let me put it like this: I’ve sparred with Luke Rockhold recently and let’s just say I’m the unofficial Strikeforce champion. Sorry Luke, but these are the facts.”

Bisping is coming off a win over Alan Belcher in his last outing, while Rockhold had a nine-fight winner streak snapped by Vitor Belfort on May 18 in his UFC debut.

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  • godzilla

    Rockhold doesnt deserve a fight with bisping after his last performance …. bisping would dominate him anyway

    • JDMMA

      he beat Jackare, enough said

      • barnettoo

        It’s funny how Bisping is considered a favorite against some fighters. Lol…”YOU DON’T DESERVE BISPING!!!”

      • Madmmax

        He’s only as good as his last fight. Jacare is getting too much hype for dominating Chris Camozi who took the fight in a few weeks notice. These Strikeforce guys gotta prove themselves against top 10 competition

    • fsunoles10

      dude is 9 and 1 in his last 10 and just ran into a buzzsaw who looks like at this point head and shoulders above everybody in the division not name anderson silva and he doesnt deserve bisping? a guy that cant win a fight to save his life when there is a step up in competition? i call bs and i dont care about rockhold one way or the other.

    • r

      didnt bisping recently get knocked out by a head kick from the same dude?

  • Darin

    I like how Rockhold goes after the tougher guys, rather than pick on B-fighters. Both guys know what it’s like to get KO’d by a Belfort head kick… I’d pick Bisping here, but it would still make for an interesting fight.

  • poopy-pants

    He would be starting his ufc career 0-2 with this fight i say give him alan belcher and if he wins that then give him bisping


    I like it, it should be on Fox Sports

  • Adam Vogt North Yarmouth

    I remember when Bisping made this stupid comment and I was thinking, “I hope Rockhold makes him pay for that some day.” Good for Luke calling him out. I think its a good match up. Could go either way.

  • Dar Rearick

    Luke dont even deserve too be in top 20 hes a fluke like Lombard

    • fsunoles10

      you sir are insane, name 20 middleweights better than rockhold bud. i stated earlier and ill stat again im not a rockhold fan by any means but the dude has skill.

  • C

    Id like to see this fight alot.