Luke Rockhold has come in to his own. He is one of the best technical strikers out there and incredibly nimble for his size. At 6’3″ tall with an arm span of 77 inches, Rockhold drops down to fight at 185 pounds making him easily one of the biggest middleweights fighting today.
Rockhold has made no attempts to hide his desire to fight UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, and at one point Silva was calling Luke out. The offer has since faded and talk of a Silva vs. Georges St. Pierre super fight has resurfaced. The challenge is rumored to occur after the upcoming Carlos Condit vs. Georges St. Pierre fight. Luke believes the fight is being offered to Anderson instead of a fight with Jon Jones because well, it’s easier.
“Anderson wants GSP because it’s an easier fight than Jon Jones”, Luke said. “Size wise I think it’s an easier fight”.
There has been talk about Anderson fighting UFC Light Heavyewight Jon Jones, but nothing has been officially announced.
With rumors of Strikeforce’s demise Luke is ready to step in to the Octagon if ready. He did express some regret about the possibility of watching the organization of which he is a champion close its doors.
“I’ve got mixed feelings about it”, Luke said. “I started my career in Strikeforce. I’m a champion in Strikeforce. At the same time I want to be the best in the world and you can’t do that without beating all of the guys in the UFC. To listen to the entire exclusive interview with Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold click on the video below.