WATCH: Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold have to be held apart during post-fight altercation 4 years ago

WATCH: Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold have to be held apart during post-fight altercation

When Michael Bisping offers his hand, you shake it.

'The Count' shocked the world on Saturday night when he claimed UFC gold for the first time in a storied career in the UFC's middleweight division.

The latest chapter in a long-standing rivalry with Luke Rockhold came to a head in California when the Manchester fighter knocked Rockhold out in the first round of the UFC 199 main event.

Rockhold was heavy favourite to retain his title but the oddsmakers didn't take into account the fact that Bisping was hell-bent on realising his destiny.

And following the post-fight press conference, Bisping offered an olive branch to his rival but saw his offer rejected by a visibly upset Rockhold.

The lack of sportsmanship incensed Bisping who exploded into a fiery tirade against the American before UFC VP of public relations Dave Sholler stepped in to make sure that no punches were thrown.

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