The former champion is now asking other top ranked middleweights to stand their ground and not accept any fight's.
“If they’re not putting an interim title on the line, or if they’re not making Bisping fight a contender, I’m not fighting anybody,” he said on The MMA Hour. “And so should the rest of the division, too. What’s the point? Without me, Mousasi, Yoel, and Whittaker? I think everyone should just stand their ground, and say f*ck you. Put a title on the line or else, f*ck, you don’t even have a division. I think everyone is already on strike, aren’t they? We’re all waiting on a title. Whittaker’s down. I’ve voiced my opinion, and I think Mousasi should stand his ground too. I mean, without us you have no f*cking division. Make something happen.”
Rockhold hasn’t competed himself since losing the middleweight title to Michael Bisping at UFC 199.
In the end, the fighter simply feels that the UFC is forcing him into a corner with how they are booking things.
“They’re forcing us into a corner,” he said. “We got to stick up and stay together and make something happen. I’m tired of this shit, man.”
A date for the Bisping/GSP fight isn’t set yet, but GSP said he would be ready to fight after October of this year.
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