<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=457450" target="_blank"> Rockhold: Bisping was 'classless' after UFC 199 </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=457450" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=100&q=75&x=76&y=44&w=700&h=372&ro=0&s=bisping-rockhold.jpg" /></a> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <p>Following their fight at UFC 199, MIchael Bisping and Luke Rockhold went at each other in the post-fight press conference. The two argued back and forth most of the presser and weren't shy with the words, often using profanity to taunt each other.</p>
Rockhold today posted on Instagram were he talked about the fight, Bisping's actions immediately following, and explain his behavior at the post-fight press conference:
I love the fight game and all that it offers. It's a chaotic world we live in but the reward far outweighs risk. Allowing the pressure of the situation get to me, I felt the need to preform and make a statement as opposed to staying calculated and winning the fight. I underestimated my opponent and paid for it. Forcing a fight that was unlike me, which left the door open. Credit to Micheal for being the tough guy that he is and capitalizing on the situation. Verbal warfare and fight hype is one thing, but that moment following the outcome of a fight is where a man's true character shines. After our first fight I picked him up off the canvas and gave him his due respect. Bisping went out of his way to come across the cage not to shake my hand like a man but to further mock the situation. I felt it was a classless move on his part. Thus the reason I was so pissed off at the press conference. I don't believe in kicking a man while he's down. I've been here before and I've always learned and grew from these situations. This will be no different. I will go home, heal up, and come back better than ever before. Bisping, I will see you real soon and I will finish this.
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