Rockhold On Silva’s ‘Dirty’ Win At UFC 148 "It Just Wasn’t Very Champion-Like For Me" | Strikeforce News

July 9, 2012 5:42 am by Jamie McAllister

By Jamie McAllister
Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold comments in an interview with SiriusXMSports.

Rockhold commented on the UFC 148 main event and feels like Silva’s victory was tainted by his antics.

“I call it like I see it,” Rockhold said “and [the win] just looked dirty to me.”

Rockhold comments on Anderson taking the Vaseline from his face and rubbing it on his chest and arms and grabbing Sonnen’s shorts. He also states it is not the first time he has seen the UFC Middleweight Champion look for advantages.

“[Silva] greased himself again,” Rockhold continued. “After the Vitor [Belfort] fight I saw him grease himself. I wasn’t very fond of that first one. He did it again, blatantly. And then the shorts grab. And then finally the knee, it ended up legal, but it looked like bad intentions.”

He also believes a champion should set a good example and states that Anderson’s performance was not very “champion-like”

“All that together, it just wasn’t very champion-like for me,” Rockhold concluded. “I want to see a respectful champion out there. I know emotions might get high with all the crap talking, but you gotta keep those separate and gotta fight clean.”

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