Last week Dana White disappointed some fans when he overlooked a fight between rivals Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold in favor of putting the former Strikeforce champion up against Lyoto Machida, but a week later it appears he’s had a change of heart.
During an interview on FOX Sports 1 last night the UFC president answered a question about the fight from Bisping himself who was serving as an analyst, and suggested that he was now looking to put that fight together.
“I like that fight Mike, I like that fight,” White told Bisping. “I like the fight with you two, I know you do and I know he likes that fight too. It’s just a matter of getting it done now.”
White did add there was one outstanding issue that had to be resolved first though.
“I’m pretty sure we’ve got to get a new deal done with you first and then we’ll make that fight,” White told Bisping.
“Hey, I’m here, I’m going nowhere – let’s get that signed!” Bisping responded, with White chuckling as he replied, “Alright, let’s do it.”
Bisping and Rockhold have certainly stoked up plenty of interest in a fight between them after a back-and-forth war of words in which Rockhold recently boasted that the Brit couldn’t last a round with him, even going as far as to bet his pay cheque on it.
Watch the full interview with White below as he also previews tonight’s UFC Fight Night 50 event and manages to get the name of one of the fighters wrong (It’s Derrick Lewis that’s fighting, not Derick Brunson!)