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Michael Bisping denies claim from ‘dips—t’ Luke Rockhold that UFC offered him rubber match contract

UFC Fight Night: Rockhold v Bisping Press Event Photo by Matt King/Getty Images

Part of me wonders if Michael Bisping has already called it quits but refuses to admit it, just so he can troll the rest of the division — and the mixed martial arts (MMA) fan base — with his “maybe, maybe not” shtick.

It seems to be working on the increasingly-chirpy Luke Rockhold.

Both combatants held gold in the middleweight division but neither is close to recapturing the crown, thanks to separate, high-profile losses in recent months (here and here). It would make sense, at least in terms of rankings, to have them settle their outstanding score.

Rockhold submitted Bisping at UFC Fight Night 55 in late 2014, only to get stopped by “The Count” in their UFC 199 rematch roughly two years later.

Unfortunately for Rockhold, Bisping seems content to sit on the sidelines and turn down fights, having already passed on rematches against Rashad Evans and Vitor Belfort, just to name a few.

I guess there’s always Billy Noname.

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