Michael Bisping Sympathizes With Luke Rockhold After His ‘I Love You’ Moment With Yoel Romero
Michael Bisping isn’t ever one to hold his tongue and he’s given his thoughts on what happened during the aftermath of the UFC 221 main event between his rivals Luke Rockhold and Yoel Romero.
The fight ended in the third round when Romero knocked out Rockhold with a sequence of punches not too dissimilar to Bisping’s knockout of the American back at UFC 199. With Rockhold still stunned following the savage uppercut that ended the fight, Romero pinned him up against the cage and proceeded to tell him that he loved him and kissed him on the cheek.
Bisping, who was working the FOX desk this past weekend, gave his thoughts on what happened after the fight on his ‘Believe You Me’ podcast this week.
“I don’t take pleasure from seeing somebody knocked out like that, I really don’t,” Bisping said. “He got knocked out and he just looked so devastated, absolutely crushed. Then, to make matters worse, Romero, the guy that just knocked him out, gets in his face, pins him up against the fence, has his arms over his shoulders like that so Rockhold literally can’t go anywhere and he’s professing his undying love for him ‘I love you Luke, I love you.’ I don’t know what he was saying and he had his eyes shut and everything.”
“I mean look at Rockhold there, he looks like he’s f***ing terrified, he really does. Romero has his eyes shut and he’s giving him a kiss. Look at Romero there, he really looks like he’s making love.”
After jokingly saying that Rockhold was sexually assaulted by Romero, Bisping sympathized with his longtime rival and admitted that the officials in the Octagon shouldn’t have allowed Romero to approach him so quickly after the fight had finished.
“It does, it looks like he’s being sexually assaulted,” Bisping said tongue in cheek. “But I’ve got to say, in that circumstance, and I’m not trying to knock any of the officials, but really happy Valentines Day, it’s really quite the couple they make there, I’ve got to say, they shouldn’t allow that to happen in future because you got to remember, think about it.
“I know when I’ve been knocked out you haven’t got a clue what’s going on. You haven’t got a jar of f***ing clues where your head is at and you have to piece it back together, and then all of a sudden you have the guy who has just knocked you out with his arms around you, up against the Octagon sexually assaulting you. Hashtag ‘Me2.’ There’s nothing to stop Rockhold elbowing him in the face [or] punching him, because he might still feel the fight is going on. Who knows? I just don’t think they should allow, certainly not Romero, I mean come on, it was a little bit much.”
Bisping later continued:
“There’s nothing wrong with kissing a man on the cheek, but I just think after you’ve knocked them out cold, after you’ve taken away their dreams of being world champion, after you’ve literally inflicted a lot of violence, the marks are visible, there’s blood on his face, he’s maybe lost some brain cells and he doesn’t know what the f*** is going on — pinning the guy up against the Octagon and trying to make out with him is a little bit much.”