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New UFC champ Michael Bisping hurls homophobic slur at Luke Rockhold

Looks like Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold's sparring session continued after Saturday's UFC fight.

Bisping, a UK fighter who won the UFC middleweight title, continued taking jabs at his American opponent Rockhold in a post-fight press conference. 

This time, the two took verbal punches, as they got into a heated argument after Rockhold refused to shake Bisping’s hand.

Bisping reacted by calling Rockhold a “faggot" (captured at the end of the video below).

He then cursed ("Shit, I shouldn’t have said that") and asked journalists to "delete that comment."

However, this is not Bisping's first homophobic slur.

In a UFC promotional video, Bisping is captured on video (5:55 mark) calling opponent Jorge Rivera a "faggot motherfucker."

UFC did not immediately respond to Mashable's request for comment.

In the past, UFC President Dana White has said he and the organization would welcome a gay fighter. 

"Some of our guys, and I have said some things that make it look like we’re homophobes," White said in 2013. "But we’re not, and we’ve apologized."

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