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Current Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold had some strong words for his last-minute opponent, Michael Bisping.

"This won't be your fairy tale, this will be your swan song," Rockhold said.


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The pair have been famously feuding since before their first bout back in November 2014 and their words were everything I predicted during the UFC 199 media call on Thursday.

Bisping seemed unfazed by everything Rockhold said, firing back his own one-liners.

“A guy getting up off a couch is going to kick your ass,” Bisping said.

Rockhold stumbled over his insults saying, "If only your words were as good as your fighting." Bisping then corrected him and laughed, "I think you meant to say 'If only your fighting were as good as your words.'"

The pair traded insults about money, their homes and a long time ago in gym sparring match. Bisping even fired back at a reporter for a question he wasn't pleased with.

The two verbally sparred for a good part of an hour leaving little room for Dominick Cruz or Urijah Faber to speak and even less room for the media to field questions.


"I will knock you out with my bare hands," Rockhold said.

"Oooooh your bare hands? Scary," Bisping fired back.

It's safe to say if the phone call is this heated I can't wait to see what happens in the Octagon.

The pair meet on June 4 for Bisping's first-ever chance at nabbing the middleweight title. Cruz and Faber meet as the co-main event to duke it out for the bantamweight title.


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