Yoel Romero celebrated his big win at UFC 221 by coming over to kiss and hug his opponent in Luke Rockhold, who was still trying to recover from the knockout. Michael Bisping discussed the somewhat awkward scene, on his Believe You Me podcast.
“I don’t take pleasure from seeing somebody knocked out like that, I really don’t,” Bisping said. “(Rockhold) got knocked out and he just looked so devastated, absolutely crushed. Then to make matters worse, Romero, the guy that just knocked him out, gets in his face, pins him up the fence, has his arms around his shoulders, so Rockhold literally can’t go anywhere. And he’s professing his undying love for him!
“Rockhold looks terrified. Romero has his eyes shut, he’s giving him a kiss,” he said. “Look at Romero, it really looks like he’s making love! It looks like he’s being sexually assaulted.”
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The former middleweight champ also dicussed Romero’s motivation for doing so.
“He did it to me. Remember, in Madison Square Garden, after he knocked out Chris Weidman, ‘I love you Michael! I love you! I love you!’
“I don’t know what it is. He knocks people out — I think maybe Romero gets sexually turned on by knocking people out,” he said. “And there, he just wants to profess his undying love. Is Romero a married man?”
Bisping went on to say that with Rockhold being fresh off a devastating knock out, the officials should’ve known better than to allow his opponent to immediately get close. As for Romero, he thinks doing all that is “a little bit much”
“There’s really nothing wrong with kissing a man on the cheek, of course there isn’t. But after you knock them out cold, after you have taken away his dreams of being world champion, after you inflicted a lot of violence — the marks are visible, there’s blood in his face, he’s maybe lost some brain cells, he doesn’t know what the f—k is going on — pinning the guy on the Octagon and trying to make out with him is a little bit much.”
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