Michael Bisping - UFC on Fox 2

It didn’t UFC middleweight Michael “The Count” Bisping long to respond to Luke Rockhold’s challenge via Twitter on Tuesday.

It took 45 minutes to be exact.

Rockhold took to Twitter and challenged Bisping to a fight early Tuesday afternoon.

@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 Rockhold’s tweet.

The “practice” Rockhold references was a 2012 sparring session between the two while Rockhold was the Strikeforce middleweight champion.

In an interview during a November 2012 episode of MMA Uncensored, Bisping alleged the sparring session didn’t go well for Rockhold.

“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,” said Bisping.

Rockhold made his UFC debut on May 18 at UFC on FX 8 in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil.  He was knocked out by Vitor Belfort in the first round of the main event by a spinning heel kick followed by punches.

Bisping suffered a similar fate when he faced Belfort on Jan. 19 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Belfort landed a high kick that sent Bisping crashing to the canvas and finished him with punches on the ground.

Bisping rebounded from the loss to Belfort with a decision victory over Alan Belcher at UFC 159 on April 27. He thinks Rockhold should win at least one fight in the UFC before calling him out.

@LukeRockhold @danawhite I say you go and win a fight in the UFC then we can talk,” responded Bisping to Rockhold’s challenge.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Luke Rockhold responds to Michael Bisping’s knock on Chris Weidman

  • 22 days ago
  • 416 views

MEXICO CITY – Not surprisingly, UFC middleweight contender Luke Rockhold doesn’t see eye to eye with Michael Bisping’s assessment of Chris Weidman’s title reign.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UF read news >>

Luke Rockhold calls Fabricio Werdum 'delusional, self-absorbed, fake, coward,' and more

  • 22 days ago
  • 57 views

MEXICO CITY -- Luke Rockhold discusses his upcoming fight against UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, the chances he meets Weidman in New York, how it would feel to fight Weidman in his home sta read news >>

UFC 188 video: Fabricio Werdum calls Luke Rockhold a 'nobody'

  • 23 days ago
  • 40 views

The trash talking before UFC 188's big heavyweight title fight continues in this third episode of Embedded. Here's the third episode of UFC 188 Embedded and there's more trash talking from heavyweigh read news >>

Xplode Fight Series owner responds to 'Soccer Mom' KO viral video aired on ESPN

  • 24 days ago
  • 147 views

An Xplode Fight Series KO went viral on the internet and made its way to ESPN. Faced with criticism, XFS owner Gregg Sharp responds to the "haters". Readers of Bloody Elbow may be familiar with Xplod read news >>

How's Taste My Tweet Tweet? Ken Shamrock responds to steroid allegations

  • 24 days ago
  • 23 views

The week's most interesting bits from the MMA and UFC twitter world. A few updates on what's been going on in the MMA & UFC Twitterverse -- There's a ton of tweets below, but first, don't forget to f read news >>

Video: Michael Bisping tweaks Conor McGregor following Glasgow's quick sellout

  • 24 days ago
  • 296 views

They’re arguably the two most recognizable European faces on the UFC roster, but Michael Bisping isn’t missing a chance to tweak Conor McGregor. Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Brian Ebersole wanted 'fairy tale ending' to career but ‘it just didn’t quite happen’

  • 25 days ago
  • 4 views

Brian Ebersole didn't intend for this past Saturday to be his farewell fight, but no one has ever accused the fight game of being fair to its senior class. Ebersole, the 34-year-old veteran of the ea read news >>

Cain Velasquez responds to PED accusations from Ben Rothwell: You want to test me right now?

  • 25 days ago
  • 234 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez may no longer be the dominant force he is at 265 pounds, once the promotion's advanced drug testing policy -- backed by USADA read news >>

Video: Behind the scenes of new UFC partner EXOS with Rashad Evans, Luke Rockhold, CM Punk

  • 26 days ago
  • 243 views

While much of the attention surrounding this past week's UFC announcement of a new "Athlete Marketing and Development Program" understandably centered around details of a year-round drug testing prog read news >>

Michael Bisping says, no offense, but Chris Weidman's success very circumstantial

  • 26 days ago
  • 156 views

Always be wary of the words that come directly after “no offense.” Michael Bisping insists his aren’t intended to disrespect Chris Weidman, but “The Count” isn’t sold on the UFC middleweight champion read news >>