Sure, Luke Rockhold may have defeated a lower ranked opponent last night in Michael Bisping, but if there was any doubt regarding the middleweight’s contender status, they should be completely erased.
Rockhold needed just over one round to take out one of the division’s toughest and most experienced fighters in Bisping, and looked ridiculously impressive while doing so. Rockhold has now won three straight fights since he was taken out by Vitor Belfort, and has finished all three opponents while doing so.
Speaking of Belfort, in Rockhold’s post-fight, backstage interview with UFC.com, the former Strikeforce champ made it clear he’s got nothing but ill feelings for his fellow contender. In the interview, which you can watch below, Rockhold relays what he told Bisping immediately after their fight, and discusses his future. If you’re a Rockhold fan, it’s definitely worth a watch.
Friday’s UFC FN 55 card went down in Sydney, Australia.