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Michael Bisping Responds to Luke Rockhold Saying He Should Be Stripped of Title

August 8, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Michael Bisping spoke on the latest episode of his Believe You Me podcast, discussing Luke Rockhold’s call for him to be stripped of the UFC middleweight title. Rockhold said in a recent interview that Bisping hasn’t fought any top middleweight contenders and won’t be. he compared the situation to Germaine de Randamie being stripped of the women’s featherweight title for not facing Cyborg Justino. Bisping’s comments are below:

On Rockhold saying he should be stripped of the title: “Here’s a guy that’s out there campaigning for me to be stripped. Campaigning for the guy that knocked him out cold to be stripped, rather than saying, ‘Listen, let me fight him, let me get a rematch, let me beat him.’ He’s asking the UFC to strip me. First of all, they did an interim title fight, as we all know. Now Robert Whittaker is injured. I feel like I make this point all the time, but I accepted a fight against Yoel (Romer) or Whittaker, who are both the No. 1 and the No. 2 contenders. Whoever won that fight is supposed to fight me, Whittaker won and he’s injured, so shut the (expletive) up.”

On his next fights: “I’m going to fight Georges St-Pierre, it’s going to be great, everyone is going to love it. It’s going to be an awesome fight, and then I’m going to fight Robbert Whittaker, who is the No. 1 contender. It’s not going to be you, Luke Rockhold, that got knocked the (expletive) out cold in three minutes. Your head was bouncing around like a (expletive) pinball machine. You’re fighting David Branch. I don’t know who David Branch is. By all accounts he’s a very tough guy, coming off another organization. … Shut the (expletive) up, go fight Billy No-name and win. Get yourself back in the title talk, buddy. Don’t talk (expletive) from the sidelines. … You are a joke. Luke Rockhold, you are a (expletive) joke, you are a vagina. You got a problem, come and see me.”