Former UFC Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold successfully returned to action last weekend at UFC Fight Night Pittsburgh.
Michael Bisping is the current UFC Middleweight Champion and according to Rockhold, the British slugger is having the worst title reign in UFC history.
“I think it’s the worst in UFC history. No one has ever gotten that treatment, no one has avoided all the top contenders. He was supposed to fight Jacare (Ronaldo Souza), he avoided that, he was supposed to fight Yoel (Romero), he avoided that, and somehow he’s getting away from this fight Whittaker. He found Dan Henderson, the number 14th-ranked at the time, and now he’s going for GSP. He hasn’t done anything,” Rockhold said on UFC Tonight.
Bisping did win the title when he defeated Rockhold by first round knockout at UFC 199, the middleweight title has only been defended once since that time.
Rockhold does have a fighter he considers to be the true middleweight champion and that is UFC Interim Middleweight Champion Robert Whittaker.
“That would be Robert Whittaker, that would be the real champion, that’s the man who is fighting all the guys,” says Rockhold.
The UFC Middleweight Title is going to be defended next at UFC 217, when Bisping defends the gold against former UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre.