HILARIOUS! Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold Run Into Each Other at the Gym

Published 03/02/2021, 10:01 PM EST


It appears as though former rivals Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold are on cordial terms now. RVCA head coach, Jason Parillo, posted a video of the two men embracing each other when ‘The Count’ entered the gym. Rockhold has been training under Jason Parillo recently, who was Bisping’s head coach for a number of years. 

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Bisping also posted a video of him cheering on Luke Rockhold as he practiced a few drills on the boxing bag. Rockhold responded by asking his dog Lucy to ‘get him’. ‘The Count’ then posted a video with Rockhold’s dog and claimed that the canine liked him more than he liked Luke.

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Rockhold and Bisping were involved in arguably the most intense rivalry in middleweight history. The two men faced each other twice in the octagon and have one win apiece. In November 2014, Rockhold submitted Bisping via guillotine choke to secure the win. 

Two years later, the two men fought for the middleweight belt as Bisping was the last-minute replacement for Chris Weidman. Despite taking the fight on short notice, ‘The Count’ registered one of the biggest upsets in UFC history when he stopped Rockhold in the very first round at UFC 199. 

Read: ‘I’m in a moment that I can retire’- Amanda Nunes content with her run in UFC 

Luke Rockhold set to come back later this year 

In a recent interview with Submission Radio, Rockhold announced that he would be coming back to fight once again. 

Since 2016, Rockhold has fought only thrice in the UFC. he registered a TKO win against David Branch in 2017, followed by two back-to-back vicious KO losses against Yoel Romero and Jan Blachowicz. 

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Rockhold’s last fight was at light heavyweight where he was defeated by the current champion of the division. In the interview, he stated that he would most likely return to the middleweight division once again, but did not commit to it. 

Rockhold also clarified that he would want to fight a top 10 opponent irrespective of which weight classes he returns to. 

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Are you excited to see Luke Rockhold return to the octagon? Which weight class should he fight at, and who should he take on? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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