And it almost went down during the post-fight presser (video replay here), as both combatants had to be restrained after a heated war-of-words. This, after a visibly upset Luke blasted Bisping for being a bad sport after a big win for gloating after victory.
"That guy is such a dick. I mean, you show your true colors after a fight, and that fucking guy comes up to me and he's like, 'Do you know where you are, do you know where you are?' I fucking picked you up off the canvas and gave your respect. That guy is a piece of shit and I want to fucking come kill him next time around. He's just a maggot. Those are true colors"
At that point, Bisping was just walking into the conference room, and needless to say, he didn't appreciate the comments.
"Some say revenge is sweet, I think it's better than sweet. Luke, come on buddy. When the shoe was on the other foot, I leaned over and thanked you for the moment and said well done. I shook you're hand and you said. 'I don't want to shake your hand' and told me to fuck off basically Hey buddy, you got knocked the fuck out, you got knocked out! Sit down and shut up. What an asshole."
After the presser, Bisping tried to bury the hatchet and shake Rockhold's hand, however, Luke was having none of it, and UFC officials had to intervene to prevent an all out brawl.
Bisping and Rockhold still going at it after the post fight press conference. pic.twitter.com/Ojiiwlo9O1— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) June 5, 2016
Trilogy fight, anyone?
For complete results from UFC 199 "Rockhold vs. Bisping 2" including play-by-play updates, click here.