The middleweights squared off at UFC 199, and Bisping dropped jaws throughout the MMA world, by knocking Rockhold out in the opening round. The result was a shock not only because Bisping had been stopped by Rockhold before, but because the British star took the fight on short notice.
Well, Rockhold was scheduled to fight “Jacare” Souza in November, but he had to withdraw due to a knee injury. On the latest “MMA Hour”, however, Bisping took the opportunity to take this shot at the former champ (quote via MMA Fighting):
“What is Luke Rockhold doing?” Bisping said. “When did he say he’s going to fight again? What are his plans? I do believe we are now almost in March. That fight was in June. I don’t know what happened there, but I think I took his soul. I don’t think we’ll ever see Luke Rockhold again. I beat the sh*t out of him. I don’t know, I think he’s done. The way he went down, I think so. Why hasn’t he fought again?”
When informed / reminded of Rockhold’s knee injury, Bisping asked whether Rockhold “needs nine months to go travel the world and be a playboy?” So, ya, chances are these comments are only going to further Rockhold’s disdain for the champ.
Rockhold has said he hopes to return to the Octagon sometime this summer. Bisping, meanwhile, is expected to fight Yoel Romero in early to mid summer.