Luke Rockhold Wants Another Shot At Michael Bisping, Admits Romero Deserves Opportunity


Former UFC Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold hasn’t been seen in the Octagon since losing the title to Michael Bisping.

The former champion would like another shot at the man who currently holds "his" crown.

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“I want Bisping,” Rockhold said on The MMA Hour. “There’s no way around it. I’m not going to give that up. That one doesn’t sit that well with me and I’m going to have to go out and find him no matter, title or not title, I will not let that pass. I’ll finish that. If he does lose, I’ll take a step back and avoid the title and go after that first. I’m not letting that man squeak by and keep running his mouth.”

Rockhold has been out of action due to an ACL injury that he’s currently rehabbing. While he wants another shot at Bisping, Rockhold does acknowledge that Yoel Romero should get the next shot at the British star.

“I think Bisping is a coward and he’s running and trying to look for irrelevant fights,” Rockhold said. “I think Jacare is right where he was before I left. Anderson [Silva], he came back, he did his thing. I haven’t seen much else. I think everyone sees how the division is playing, and how Bisping is stalling and is trying to do everything he can work around fighting one of the top guys. You have to expect that it should take awhile for a chance to come up, given Yoel is first.”

Other than holding the UFC Middleweight Title, Rockhold was also the final Strikeforce Middleweight Champion.

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