Luke Rockhold Open To Squashing Beef With Michael Bisping

Luke Rockhold is aware of Michael Bisping’s softened stance towards him these days and is willing to bury the hatchet. Rockhold and Bisping were bitter rivals inside the Octagon. The score ended at 1-1 between the two of them with the big one bei…

Luke Rockhold is aware of Michael Bisping’s softened stance towards him these days and is willing to bury the hatchet. Rockhold and Bisping were bitter rivals inside the Octagon. The score ended at 1-1 between the two of them with the big one being Bisping’s UFC middleweight title win back in 2016. Even after their […]

The post Luke Rockhold Open To Squashing Beef With Michael Bisping appeared first on MMA News.

Luke Rockhold Has No Interest In Jimi Manuwa Fight, Prefers Anderson Silva

RockholdFormer UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold doesn’t see any incentive in fighting Jimi Manuwa. Rockhold hasn’t competed since getting knocked out by Jan Blachowicz at UFC 239 in July last year. However, he recently revealed that he may be getting the itch to compete again. This led to a callout from retired UFC light heavyweight […]

Rockhold

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold doesn’t see any incentive in fighting Jimi Manuwa.

Rockhold hasn’t competed since getting knocked out by Jan Blachowicz at UFC 239 in July last year. However, he recently revealed that he may be getting the itch to compete again.

This led to a callout from retired UFC light heavyweight contender Jimi Manuwa who is seemingly planning to come out of retirement.

But for Rockhold, it’s simply not an exciting fight.

“I didn’t see it [Manuwa’s callout], and what does Jimi Manuwa do for me?” Rockhold told Submission Radio. “What has Jimi Manuwa done? That’s not very exciting.”

Rockhold previously mentioned his interest in a rematch with Chris Weidman or a fight with Anderson Silva as potential options for him.

That said, the American Kickboxing Academy fighter now seems more eager to face Silva rather than Weidman as he explained how it nearly came to fruition a couple of years ago.

“I’m not huge on retracing my footsteps, let’s say that,” he added when asked who he would prefer over Weidman or Silva. “You know, sometimes it’s exciting to do that – I mean, rarely it is – but I like to pave a new path everywhere I go for the most part, and that should answer your question.

“… I remember back in the day he [Silva] had mentioned it, and the UFC wasn’t ready to put it together. And then I took that loss to Vitor, so that got delayed and Weidman beat me to the punch. And then I got into a position where I called him and he didn’t want it. So, maybe the time’s right. You never know. We will see. Like I said, I gotta do me first.”

Who do you want to see Rockhold return against?

Luke Rockhold Ready To ‘Move Forward’ From Michael Bisping Beef

Rockhold BispingFormer UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is ready to move on from his beef with Michael Bisping. There is no love lost between the pair as they both exchanged victories in their two meetings with each other. However, Bisping had the last laugh as he knocked Rockhold out at UFC 199 in 2016 to become […]

Rockhold Bisping

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is ready to move on from his beef with Michael Bisping.

There is no love lost between the pair as they both exchanged victories in their two meetings with each other. However, Bisping had the last laugh as he knocked Rockhold out at UFC 199 in 2016 to become the middleweight champion.

The trash talk between the duo was heated leading up to the title fight and only intensified afterwards. Nearly four years on, however, both fighters appear ready to bury the hatchet.

When Bisping was asked recently if he would have a beer with Rockhold, he was open to the idea and added that he had no more grudges. However, he couldn’t resist with a little name calling in the process.

Meanwhile, Rockhold is also ready to let the past go as he responded to whether he would make up with Bisping.

“Sometimes you gotta let things go, and I can’t say I would be opposed,” Rockhold told Submission Radio. “The past is the past and the story has been told and it’s time to move forward.

“You gotta let it go. You gotta let it go, you gotta move on. Life is life and the story was told, and the there’s more to tell. Cheers. Cheers to that.”

Maybe we will see Bisping and Rockhold become friends one day. Crazier things have happened after all.

What do you think of Rockhold’s response?

Luke Rockhold Responds To Robert Whittaker’s ‘Burnt Out’ Comments

Luke Rockhold caught wind of Robert Whittaker’s comments about being burnt out and he can sympathize. Fight fans expressed concern upon hearing that Whittaker’s removal from the UFC 248 card back in March wasn’t due to an injury. Thos…

Luke Rockhold caught wind of Robert Whittaker’s comments about being burnt out and he can sympathize. Fight fans expressed concern upon hearing that Whittaker’s removal from the UFC 248 card back in March wasn’t due to an injury. Those fears only grew when UFC president Dana White appeared choked up when discussing why “The Reaper” […]

The post Luke Rockhold Responds To Robert Whittaker’s ‘Burnt Out’ Comments appeared first on MMA News.

Luke Rockhold Explains Why He Front Kicked A Meth Head

Luke RockholdFormer middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has told a bizarre story which ended with him front kicking a meth head last week. Rockhold told Submission Radio about the strange encounter he experienced while out walking his dog this week, he said. “I was just going for a casual stroll with my dog, I was looking for […]

Luke Rockhold

Former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has told a bizarre story which ended with him front kicking a meth head last week.

Rockhold told Submission Radio about the strange encounter he experienced while out walking his dog this week, he said.

“I was just going for a casual stroll with my dog, I was looking for some food and I was walking around a couple of miles away from the house. I went on to Santa Monica Boulevard and, you know, I couldn’t figure out what I wanted, I was seeing what restaurants were open, and I walked around the corner on Santa Monica Boulevard and there a couple of sketchy characters. So, there was this guy and was kind of paying attention to this kid. I walked by him with the dog, and then I see this girl, like maybe thirty-ish. She was on the bus stop bench, and she looked bad. Like, homeless, something along those lines. And she looked like, probably meth or something and just nasty, nasty look, a lot of crap all over her [face], maybe some blood or something I saw. She was super out of it. [She] glanced up at me like real quick, looked down. I didn’t think anything of it, and I just kind of just stayed on my path on the edge on the sidewalk and I started walking. As I got closer, she popped up out of nowhere and ran at me like some Zombie or something. It was wild. It was like the last thing I expected. I was just walking and minding my own business with my dog, and this chick just runs at me within 15 feet or something. She just jumped and started to run at me like ‘arghhh’ and she started hocking a loogie like she was gonna spit on me. Like, it was like a full just like trying to scare me or infect me kind of thing. I don’t know what she was on, but it didn’t look like anything I want to be around. And it happened so quick, so instinctually. The thing just ran at me and was hocking this loogie, and I was like, what the fuck? And I didn’t know what to do. And as it got close to me I just reared up with just a vicious front kick and just launched that thing in the air and just like instinctually. And the thing just went up, landed on the ground and literally like started quivering like a vampire frying in the sun or something. I was in awe of the situation. The thing was just quivering on the ground. I was like, what the hell just happened? I wanted to protect myself and document it somehow and I didn’t have my phone with me. The one time I left my phone at the house to charge. It was wild. I just walked away. It was like something out of a movie. Like, no joke. I think like… it was weird.”

“Honestly, it happened so quick, I didn’t even think of anything. I thought she wasn’t even paying attention, I thought she was pretty out of it on drugs or something. She just like glanced up for a second, maybe like 25 feet away. But when I got near her, maybe like 15 feet, she just got up and ran at me. It was funny because you could see her getting the spit ready. She must have had like dry mouth or something, cause I watched that, like, I caught her like mid projection, straight down the middle, this nasty kick right out of nowhere.”

“I didn’t have time to think about it but, I watched the spit hang in the air and like pretty much fall right on top of her. And I was like, how did I come out of this clean and not get touched? It was unbelievable. And I was just like, checked myself, nothing touched me, nothing got on me, and I was like, I’m out of here.”

What do you make of Luke Rockhold’s crazy story?

Jimi Manuwa Teases Comeback Fight Against Luke Rockhold

Jimi ManuwaIt would seem UFC light-heavyweight Jimi Manuwa is ready to put the gloves back on one more time setting his targets on former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold. Taking to twitter, Manuwa simply said “Luke ?” This comes just a day after Rockhold shared with MMA Uk that he “might be getting an itch to fight […]

Jimi Manuwa

It would seem UFC light-heavyweight Jimi Manuwa is ready to put the gloves back on one more time setting his targets on former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold.

Taking to twitter, Manuwa simply said “Luke ?”

This comes just a day after Rockhold shared with MMA Uk that he “might be getting an itch to fight again”.

In his last outing, Rockhold stepped up to light-heavyweight to take on Jan Blachowicz. The bout ended with him being knocked out in the second round.

Manuwa hinted at his return to the octagon earlier this year tweeting the following.

“All this time off has made me realise I’m that I was truly born for this game  !”

The 40 year old seemingly retired from MMA after losing his last four bouts (3 via knockout) against top contenders in the light-heavyweight division.

Unfortunately for Manuwa, it would appear Rockhold is planning to return to the middleweight division in his comeback outing.

“A lot of interesting choices. If Anderson is still interested and seemingly he is, maybe, you never know. Weidman’s got a fight coming up. If something, he comes out of that well, you never know. There’s options.”

Rockhold went further sharing his plan to take some time and get healthy before he fights again.

“I’ve got to get healthy. It’s getting healthy and getting everything right and just taking some time off. I’ve been pushing it so hard for 15 years in this sport. It’s nice to have a break, mentally it’s freeing. Get focused on some other things I can do and there’s a lot to maintain and keep up with.”

A timeline is unclear to when either fighter will make their return.

Would you like to see Rockhold return to light-heavyweight to face Jimi Manuwa?