That didn't sit well with Luke Rockhold, who at the time, was parading around San Jose with the promotion's 185-pound strap. So as you would expect, once the subject was broached during "Counterpunch" on FOX Sports 1, the debate got a wee bit heated.
MMA Fighting has the transcription:
My hands were on my knees for two rounds straight and you couldn't do a damn thing in the best shape of your life, as I'm switching my stance," Rockhold replied. "It's a sparring session. That's all it is. Why did you even talk about it?"
"You're so sensitive about it," Bisping shot back. "I made an off-the-cuff remark."
"A tasteless remark," Rockhold interjected.
"Whatever," continued Bisping. "I was having a laugh. That was a long time ago. Now we're going to fight. We'll get to the bottom of it pretty fast and I'll knock that smug look off your face."
"I'll knock that weak little beard off your face, too," Rockhold responded, taking the clear edge in facial hair.
Bisping is currently a 2-to-1 underdog.
Too high? Too low? We'll find out when these two hook 'em up in the upcoming UFC Fight Night 55 main event, which is scheduled for Nov. 8, 2014 inside AllPhones Arena in Sydney, Australia, airing live on Fight Pass.
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