Not long into their June 4th scrap, Bisping dropped Rockhold with a big left hook, and proceeded to finish the dynamic fighter with follow up punches. The bout was one of the biggest upsets in recent UFC history, and Bisping clearly enjoyed proving his doubters / haters wrong.
“Anyone can get caught in this game if you hit them perfectly. He’s a tough guy, not going to lie. He won fair and square, but the odds of that happening again are fairly low. He caught me on the tip of the chin on my way out and followed it up. Congrats to him, he won. I think the guy is a true piece of s–t and I think he is classless. I’d love the opportunity to get that back and right that wrong and fix this for everybody because I don’t think he deserves it. I don’t think he knew he was going to do it, you can tell by his reaction. It’s not going to last long. I want to settle the score. I was winning both fights handily. He had his moment, but that will be it.”
Did Bisping really not think he was going to win? That’s an interesting argument, but Bisping has certainly never seemed short on confidence. Maybe he didn’t expect to take Rockhold out in the opening round? Hard to say.
Rockhold went on to add that he believes the chances of a rubber match with Bisping getting booked next, are good. It will be interesting to see what happens, now that both Dan Henderson and Georges St-Pierre have expressed an interest in fighting Bisping.