A trilogy bout between former middleweight champions Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping could be on the cards, as both men continue to generate interest in the match-up on social media.
Last week, Bisping posted a tweet asking fans if he should force Rockhold into retirement, claiming that he would be doing ‘everyone a favor’ by ending Rockhold’s career.
Should I do everyone a favor and force this guy into retirement? https://t.co/e9gTBQyGba— michael (@bisping) March 9, 2018
Rockhold, the former Strikeforce and UFC middleweight champ, responded by posting a picture of when he choked Bisping out with a guillotine choke at UFC Fight Night 55, telling ‘The Count’ to ‘sign the contract or shut it’.
@bisping sign the contract or shut it. pic.twitter.com/LgOgQy7iF1— Luke Rockhold (@LukeRockhold) March 13, 2018
It didn’t take long for Bisping, 39, to reply in vintage Bisping fashion, posting a gif image of when he knocked out Rockhold to win the middleweight title at UFC 199, calling his rival a ‘dipsh-t’.
good one dipshit. But remember when I knocked you out cold, took your belt and you cried like a little bitch? In fact that's probably a little hazy for you. See attached and have a great day numb nuts. pic.twitter.com/RE3Waq3MtZ— michael (@bisping) March 14, 2018
The two fighters continued to go at it on Twitter, with Bisping insisting that he has never been offered a contract for a rematch with ‘dummy’ Rockhold.
as soon as thing become predictable they become boring. Facts are it’s 1 -1. Contract is on your desk. Sign it or keep running— Luke Rockhold (@LukeRockhold) March 14, 2018
I Haven't been presented one. Believe it or not, the world doesn't revolve around your egoistical needs. #concieve,believe,achieve— michael (@bisping) March 14, 2018
Please, show me the suggested bout date, terms, location, arena, etc..... you can't!!! Know why? cos you're full of shit, dipshit! In fact, scrub out the compensation and show me yours? You simply cannot, because it doesn't exist. Dummy! https://t.co/1sVm3l2tqc— michael (@bisping) March 14, 2018
Although Bisping hasn’t been offered a contract, it’s surely only a matter of time before he enters negotiations for a third - and possibly final - fight with his arch rival.
Bisping and Rockhold are tied at 1-1 and both men - judging by their recent exchange on social media - have unfinished business to settle in the Octagon.