Rockhold teases Weidman rematch: “He’s been harassing Dana”

January 7, 2016 3:31 pm by Evan Bell

Luke Rockhold has yet to figure out who he will be facing in his first middleweight title defense.

While Yoel Romero defeated Jacare Souza at UFC 194 to become the #1 contender at middleweight, many want to see Chris Weidman given an immediate rematch given his dominance as a champion.

Rockhold spoke to Fox Sports to discuss his thoughts on either matchup:

“We’ve talked and from what I see there’s a couple of fights on the table — there’s Yoel Romero and there’s Chris Weidman,” Rockhold told FOX Sports on Wednesday. “I think Chris Weidman, he’s been the longtime reigning champion, I know he’s begging for a shot. He’s been harassing Dana (White) from what I understand since the day after the fight and I’m not opposed to giving him what he wants if he really likes it.

“Yoel Romero, he had his opportunity to go show up and earn a title shot and I think he underperformed. I want a guy the fans are going to demand and want. Unfortunately he couldn’t fight the second and the third round. This is about selling a fight and making money and it’s business. As much as I want to go out and fight whoever, this is a long training camp, it’s a championship training camp and I want to do it for the right fight, the right paycheck and the right time.”

In addition, Rockhold has stated previously that he would love to host the Vitor Belfort retirement party at UFC 200, but that he wouldn’t want to fight at UFC 199.

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