Michael Bisping calls Luke Rockhold homophobic slur after UFC 199
New UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping was caught directing a homophobic slur at Luke Rockhold at the UFC 199 post-fight press conference.
Following Bisping’s shocking first-round knockout that helped him claim the belt from Rockhold, the two engaged in a heated exchange in front of the media.
Rockhold first refused to shake Bisping’s hand, calling out his attitude after the fight.
“Give your respect, don’t be a smug [expletive] about it,” Rockhold said.
This led to Bisping launching an expletive-laced tirade and UFC officials having to step in between the fighters.
As Bisping walked away, he hurled the slur at Rockhold.
“[Homophobic slur]!” Bisping said. “[Expletive], I probably shouldn’t have said that.”
This is the second-time Bisping has been filmed using that specific slur, also using it in a promotional video for UFC 127.
The UFC has yet to make a statement regarding Bisping’s language.