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Monday, Jun 06, 2016

Kenny Florian: Luke Rockhold “Didn’t Respect The Speed And Power” of Michael Bisping

Luke Rockhold (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Following Luke Rockhold’s quick and shocking loss to Michael Bisping at UFC 199, commentator Kenny Florian believes a lack of respect for the latter, played a key role in his defeat.

Bisping rocked Rockhold minutes into their headliner, and then KO’d the middleweight champ with follow up punches. In the FOX Sports 1 post-fight show, Florian had this to say about the bout (quote via FOX Sports press release):

“Muhammad Ali said you have to believe in yourself and that’s what Bisping did – he beat a guy who was one of the best pound-for-pound fighters. He stayed in boxing range. Luke was too confident and didn’t respect the speed and power of Bisping. What a great performance to stay in the proper range and not allow Luke to deliver the kicks.”

After his stunning defeat, Rockhold admitted that he underestimated Bisping, and called for a rubber match with the new champ. Bisping agreed that a third fight between the two makes sense.

posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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