Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contenders Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold have engaged in a bitter war-of-words over the last few weeks.
A rivalry that can actually be dated back a few years, after Bisping crowned himself the "unofficial Strikeforce champion" after he claimed he got the better of Rocky during their training sessions.
In the latest chapter of their rivalry, "The Count" offered up some advice to Luke, telling him to stop hanging out with teenagers at pool parties, because it only makes him look like a "douche bag." This, after Rockhold was pegged as host of a UFC-sponsored swim jam in Las Vegas over Fourth of July Weekend.
Rockhold fired back his rebuttal (via Bleacher Report) and said he'd like to silence the brash Brit once and for all, and take out his other eye in the process.
"If Bisping squeaks by (Cung Le), I'll take him, take out his other eye. Bisping came after me out of nowhere. I didn't know where it came from this time. Even on 'UFC Tonight,' he went on a rampage talking about me and teenagers, pool parties and my little pinky toe, I don't know. I heard all of this stuff on Twitter about it and I started gathering all the information because I didn't want to respond too quick until I saw what he said. I had to obviously give him my piece of mind and settle it. It's not my fault the UFC hires me to go host a pool party and they don't choose Bisping. The Bisping fight? That would be amazing. I would love to shut his mouth and get paid for it. I can't imagine better things in the world, that would be nice."
The eye reference has to do with Bisping's recent surgery to correct a detached retina in his right eye (pic).
Despite the setback, Bisping was able to return to mixed martial arts (MMA) earlier this year, though he came up short to Tim Kennedy at The Ultimate Fighter: TUF Nations Finale.
Bisping will look to get back on track as he takes on Cung Le in the main event of UFC Fight Night 48 inside the Cotai Arena in Macau, China, on Aug. 23, 2014, live on UFC Fight Pass.
Should he prove victorious, perhaps a long-awaited showdown between Rockhold is in order. That is of course, if Luke, who will be on standby, doesn't get his much-desired title shot against Chris Wiedman later this year.
A fight Rockhold is confident will be his.