Luke Rockhold seeks middleweight return: “All the pieces that I’ve entertained, somebody’s gone running or chosen a certain route.”
Luke Rockhold is buying for a combat.
Rockhold has now not fought since suffering a KO loss at gentle heavyweight to recent division champion Jan Blachowicz at UFC 239 in July 2019.
Now, the ragged middleweight champion is fascinated about returning to the division he conquered in December 2015, when he defeated then-champion Chris Weidman for the belt at UFC 194.
In accordance to Rockhold, he has tried to steady a combat with a handful of middleweight contenders. Nonetheless unfortunately for Rockhold, he has now not had any luck in securing a bout.
“I’ve requested for everyone. I’ve requested for [Darren] Till. I’ve requested for the Italian kid (Marvin Vettori). I’ve requested for [Paulo] Costa. I’ve requested for Uriah Corridor. I’ve requested for Kevin Holland. Honest stress-free fights,” Rockhold acknowledged to ESPN. “Guys that bear a repute and a character and a technique that might well perhaps work for me. I belief Till might well perhaps be stress-free. I belief going into enemy territory given my past with Bisping and your entire UK, I belief going on the market, stomping foot on UK soil, Liverpool and going and taking that thing, I mediate that is probably going stress-free. Nonetheless that appears to be like savor Derek [Brunson]’s gonna receive that.
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“There’s now not there’s now not so much aesthetic now. All americans appears to be like to be booked. So I'll wait and I'll explore what there's to come relieve. I don’t know. All the pieces that I’ve entertained, somebody’s gone running or chosen a certain route. I don’t savor my topic, on chronicle of I’m now not ranked. Nonetheless the fact of the topic is my last two fights [were] for a world title, at 85 in opposition to Yoel, who ignored weight and in opposition to the #1 contender at gentle heavyweight, which is the champion now.”
Whereas a majority of top middleweight contenders bear already received fights booked with one every other, Rockhold’s return easiest adds extra intrigue to an already stacked middleweight division within the UFC.