Michael Bisping Gives Luke Rockhold Some Career Advice, Reignites Twitter Feud

Dustin FilloyFeatured ColumnistJuly 25, 2014

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 27:  Michael Bisping of Great Britain walks to the ring for his fight against Jorge Rivera of the USA before their middleweight bout part of at UFC 127 at Acer Arena on February 27, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Although Michael Bisping is slated to face Cung Le in his 21st bout with the company at UFC Fight Night 48 in August, it seems obvious that The Count has another middleweight star in his cross hairs. 

On Wednesday's episode of UFC Tonight, and as transcribed by MMA Mania's Jesse Holland, the UFC's eighth-ranked middleweight said the following regarding the fifth-ranked Luke Rockhold:

When Luke Rockhold is done making a douche bag out of himself, hanging out at pool parties with teenagers, if he wants to get back to business and step into the Octagon, I'm the man for the job. After his last fight, he called me out. But then he said he hurt his little pinky toe. If his toe's healed up, and he wants to get back to business, we can go toe to toe, or pinky to pinky.

Roughly six months after engaging in a Twitter spat with The Count, Rockhold naturally took to the same social networking site to mix it up Thursday afternoon:

@bisping @ufc your shit talk is worse than your eyesight these days.

— Luke Rockhold (@LukeRockhold) July 24, 2014

Bisping wasted little time firing back, responding with the following just two minutes later:

@LukeRockhold @ufc well they are both good enough to make you look stupid. #shitcomeback

— michael (@bisping) July 24, 2014

The two continued throwing jabs at one another before Rockhold got the last word in:

@bisping if u somehow win I would love to take u down memory lane

— Luke Rockhold (@LukeRockhold) July 24, 2014

Bisping has dropped two of his last three fights and three of his last five. Le, conversely, has won two of his last three bouts and three of his last four. Le KO'd former UFC middleweight champ Rich Franklin in his last fight in the main event of UFC on Fuel TV 6. 

Rockhold finished his second straight opponent in the UFC when he submitted Tim Boetsch with a kimura at UFC 172. His lone loss under the Zuffa banner came in his promotional debut against Vitor Belfort at UFC on FX 8.