Bisping Talks Romero’s Post Fight Behavior
Michael Bisping is not one to hold back his tongue, especially when rival Luke Rockhold is concerned, but on his Believe You Me podcast, Bisping stood up for Rockhold, claiming Yoel Romero’s post fight antics at UFC 221 were out of bounds.
In a report from MMA Fighting, Bisping was quoted as saying, “I don’t take pleasure from seeing somebody knocked out like that, I really don’t.”
“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.’
“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**k is going on – pinning the guy up against the Octagon and trying to make out with him is a little bit much.”
Bisping believes that there post-fight interactions following a knockout should be curtailed because the fighter may have no clue where they are.
”I’ve got to say, in that circumstance, and I’m not trying to knock any of the officials – but really happy Valentine’s 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**king clues where your head is at and you have to piece it back together.”
Original Story: MMA Fighting