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Luke Rockhold: If Michael Bisping beats me again, ‘I’ll be the motherf—ker who retires’

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Luke Rockhold says he would cut his career short if Michael Bisping beat him in a possible rubber match.

MMA: UFC 199-Bisping vs Rockhold Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

One of the talked about match-ups for Michael Bisping’s retirement fight would be a possible rubber match against fellow ex-champion Luke Rockhold. Both men are also open for it to happen either at middleweight or light heavyweight.

From his end, Rockhold is just adamant about making this fight final. So much so that he is willing to put his career on the line for it.

“I’ll put it on this: If Bisping beats me in this fight, I’ll be the motherf—ker who retires. If Bisping beats me in this fight, this will be my retirement fight,” Rockhold said in an interview with FloCombat on Wednesday.

Rockhold wants to make the most out of this third fight with Bisping, which is why he wants it to be part of one of the biggest yearly events in combat sports.

“This is your retirement fight, [so] let’s go out on the biggest stage possible. That’s Las Vegas,” Rockhold said. “That’s International Fight Week. Back it up. Put your money where your mouth is. Put your balls on the table, ‘cause I’m ready to go.”

“There’s a lot of things I want to do but the motherf—ker ran his mouth. He opened the door,” he added. “I’m not one to turn down opportunities. I back up everything I say and I put it on the line. I’m going to back up what I say and let’s see if Bisping can back up what he says. I’m ready to go. The UFC is ready to go. The fans are ready to go.”

”It all comes down to one boy. We’ll see if he’s a man or a boy. Men back up their words. Little boys run away.”

The card that has been scheduled for International Fight Week is UFC 226, which takes place on July 7th. It will be headlined by the heavyweight title fight between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier.