UFC middleweight Luke Rockhold did to Lyoto Machida in two rounds what the champion, Chris Weidman, couldn’t do in 5 full rounds. Now, the two men have already started the back and forth, calling each other out and promising victory over the other man.
During the FOX Sports post-fight broadcast, Weidman explained–to Rockhold’s friend and teammate, Daniel Cormier– why he wouldn’t end up like Machida if he fought Rockhold in the future.
“He is a very well-rounded fighter, but he doesn’t have an expertise in anything. I think that’s going to be the problem he has to face with me. I’m a master at wrestling, I’m a master in jiu-jitsu. Striking, I’m an expert in as well. I’m the best at everything. He’s in trouble.”
“It’s all about matchups. He did great against Lyoto Machida, but that’s not me. He’s gonna have to deal with a whole different game plan. A totally different ball game.”
“Amazing performance by Luke Rockhold, but I got May 23 to worry about with Vitor Belfort and [Rockhold] will be the next guy in line. I’m waiting on my throne right now with my belt. Very comfortable.”
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