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

Fabricio Werdum responds to Luke Rockhold, says he's changed since enjoying UFC fame

  • 15 days ago
  • 865 views

LAS VEGAS -- Fabricio Werdum talks about life as heavyweight champion, filming 'Kickboxer 2' in Thailand, what's next for him, how many times he's watched his win over Cain Velasquez, his issue with read news >>

UFC Fight Night 72: Michael Bisping vs. Thales Leites video highlights

  • 12 days ago
  • 5 views

GLASGOW, Scotland – Michael Bisping didn’t have an easy time of it against Thales Leites, but he was able to do enough to take a split decision victory in the main event of UFC Fight Night 72.Filed u read news >>

Dana White: Rory MacDonald ‘didn’t know what year it was’ after UFC 189 loss to Robbie Lawler

  • 18 days ago
  • 156 views

LAS VEGAS -- Many are already calling Robbie Lawler's sublime rematch against Rory MacDonald on Saturday night one of the greatest fights in the history of the welterweight division, and UFC Presiden read news >>

Jeff Mayweather on Conor McGregor: 'he'd get his ass whooped by an amateur boxer'

  • 20 days ago
  • 48 views

Floyd Mayweather's uncle responds to Conor McGregor's comments on the Conan O'Brien show. Conor McGregor's confidence knows no bounds. Featured as a guest on Conan O'Brien's talk show last week, McGr read news >>

Travis Browne's manager responds to domestic abuse situation, disputes allegations '1 million percent'

  • 21 days ago
  • 10 views

Amidst abuse allegations from his girlfriend, Travis Browne is disputing those claims. According to his manager John Fosco, Browne will fully consent to the UFC's investigation on the matter and he i read news >>

Bareknuckle brawler? Teenaged Michael Bisping reveals he fought grown men in 'no holds barred' competitions

  • 25 days ago
  • 50 views

You might know Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight journeyman Michael Bisping as the clean-cut face of British mixed martial arts (MMA), but at one time that face was getting punched in read news >>

'Jacare' Souza manager open to Luke Rockhold or Yoel Romero No. 1 contender eliminator match

  • 26 days ago
  • 33 views

No. 2 ranked UFC middleweight Jacare Souza plans to be back in action come September and isn't expecting a warm up bout ... Top-ranked Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight contender, Ron read news >>

After insults, Paul Daley responds to Josh Koscheck, takes high road

  • 26 days ago
  • 303 views

Paul Daley agrees with rival Josh Koscheck on at least one point: Their potential rematch could do big business with their new home, Bellator.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

RFA 27 video highlights: Despite this nasty gash, Jesse Brock wins main event

  • 26 days ago
  • 42 views

It didn’t come easily, and he had to overcame a nasty gash above his left eye, but Jesse Brock emerged victorious in Friday’s RFA 27 main event.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, Featured Videos, News, Vide read news >>

UFC Quick Quote: Luke Rockhold is not impressed with your analysis of Yoel Romero

  • 28 days ago
  • 52 views

"Yoel is growing and getting better, but he's running short on time to get as good as he needs to be to beat me and Weidman. Obviously, he's a dangerous guy, and as freak of an athlete as he is -- I read news >>