Yoel Romero defeated former UFC Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold earlier this month in the main event of UFC 221.
Former UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping watched the event and he was a little wary of the post-fight antics by a victorious Romero.
“I don’t take pleasure from seeing somebody knocked out like that, I really don’t,” Bisping said on Believe You Me. “He got knocked out and he just looked so devastated, absolutely crushed. Then to make matters worse, Romero - the guy that just knocked him out - gets in his face, pins him up against the fence, has his arms over his shoulders like that so Rockhold literally can’t go anywhere and he’s professing his undying love for him, ‘I love you, Luke. I love you.’ There’s nothing wrong with kissing a man on the cheek. But I just think after you’ve knocked them out cold, after you’ve taken away their dreams of being world champion, after you’ve literally inflicted a lot of violence - the marks are visible, there’s blood on his face, he’s maybe lost some brain cells and he doesn’t know what the f**k is going on - pinning the guy up against the Octagon and trying to make out with him is a little bit much.”
Romero was seen talking to Rockhold after the knockout and even planted a kiss on the cheek of the defeated fighter.
Bisping even wants UFC officials to make sure that no situations occur like this in the future.
”I’ve got to say, in that circumstance, and I’m not trying to knock any of the officials - but really happy Valentine’s Day, it’s really quite the couple they make there - I’ve got to say, they shouldn’t allow that to happen in future because you got to remember, think about it. I know when I’ve been knocked out you haven’t got a clue what’s going on. You haven’t got a jar of f**king clues where your head is at and you have to piece it back together," says Bisping.
The former middleweight champion has had heated rivalries with both Rockhold and Romero in the past, but has only stepped into the Octagon against Rockhold.