Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight titleholder Michael Bisping is finally going to get his million-dollar payday when he collides with the former king of pay-per-view (PPV) buys, Georges St-Pierre, at the upcoming UFC 217 event on Nov. 4 in New York City.
And as you might expect, he’s going to rub it in everyone’s face.
Especially former opponent and still-bitter middleweight Luke Rockhold, who upset “The Count” with calls for UFC to reclaim the crown in the Brit’s absence, which would likely make Robert Whittaker the undisputed champion.
Bisping told his podcast listeners (via MMA Junkie) to ignore the vagina monologue.
“I’m going to fight Georges St-Pierre, it’s going to be great, everyone is going to love it. It’s going to be an awesome fight, and then I’m going to fight Robbert Whittaker, who is the No. 1 contender. It’s not going to be you, Luke Rockhold, that got knocked the (expletive) out cold in three minutes. Your head was bouncing around like a (expletive) pinball machine. You’re fighting David Branch. I don’t know who David Branch is. By all accounts he’s a very tough guy, coming off another organization. … Shut the (expletive) up, go fight Billy No-name and win. Get yourself back in the title talk, buddy. Don’t talk (expletive) from the sidelines. … You are a joke. Luke Rockhold, you are a (expletive) joke, you are a vagina. You got a problem, come and see me.”
Bisping stopped Rockhold at UFC 199 in June 2016.
In order to make his way back to a division title shot, Rockhold will first have to get through former World Series of Fighting (WSOF) middleweight champion David Branch, who blasted the part-time model for downplaying his threat.
Rockhold vs. Branch is set for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 116 main event in September (details) and the winner will no doubt have a message for Bisping during the post-fight speech.