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Aug 8, 2017 5:08 am

David Branch goes off on Luke Rockhold in profanity-riddled tirade, Rockhold responds

Yesterday afternoon, former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold appeared on The MMA Hour to discuss his August 16 fight with former two-division World Series of Fighting champ David Branch. During his interview, Rockhold explained that Branch was simply the only option remaining after he tried and failed to lock down a bevy of other fights....

Aug 4, 2017 1:37 pm

Luke Rockhold says Michael Bisping should be stripped of title

The score is tied 1-1 between Luke Rockhold and UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. In the pair’s first meeting, Rockhold picked up a submission win over his rival in a highly anticipated grudge match. Bisping vowed revenge, however his opportunity wouldn’t come for several years. When it did, it was in the form of a...

Aug 3, 2017 6:46 am

Luke Rockhold hints that Cain Velasquez could return for title fight very soon

It has now been more than a year since Cain Velasquez’s last fight, a July 2016 mauling of the ever-dangerous Travis Browne. This, of course, is not for lack of trying. The former heavyweight champ was briefly scheduled for a December rematch with Fabricio Werdum, but unfortunately withdrew from this fight with the latest in...

Jul 24, 2017 1:51 pm

Luke Rockhold and Yoel Romero go after each other on Twitter

The middleweight division that seemed so chaotic just a short time ago seems shaking itself out. With Michael Bisping vs Georges St-Pierre no longer a hot topic for Dana White and Robert Whittaker now the interim middleweight champion, it seems pretty clear who Bisping will fight next. Now, a couple of the contenders may be...

Jul 21, 2017 8:01 am

Luke Rockhold ready to fight, waiting on opponent

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has been absent from the Octagon for over a year now following his 1st round KO loss at the hands of Michael Bisping at UFC 196, where he lost the UFC middleweight title. After recovering from an injury that forced him out of his UFC Melbourne scrap with Jacare...

Jul 1, 2017 3:19 pm

Luke Rockhold plans on “making some noise” in his octagon return

Luke Rockhold plans on “making some noise” in his octagon return Luke Rockhold has not stepped foot inside the octagon since losing his UFC middleweight championship to Michael Bisping at UFC 199 twelve months ago in Los Angeles, California. The former UFC middleweight champion of the world, Rockhold, has been patiently waiting for the promotion...

Jun 11, 2017 3:45 pm

Luke Rockhold will be ready to “fill in” for Romero or Whittaker

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has not been seen in the Octagon since he surrendered the title to Michael Bisping just over a year ago, and at the moment, he still doesn’t have a return fight booked. That said, the former champ is staying ready, in the event that either Robert Whittaker or Yoel...

Jun 8, 2017 11:00 am

Luke Rockhold ready to fill in for Robert Whittaker or Yoel Romero

It has now been nearly an entire year since Luke Rockhold has been in the Octagon. After winning the UFC middleweight championship by defeating Chris Weidman at UFC 194 back in December of 2015, Rockhold was set to have a rematch with Weidman at UFC 199 in June of 2016. Unfortunately, Weidman sustained an injury...

May 17, 2017 7:49 am

Cris “Cyborg” Justino backs Luke Rockhold, questions Dana White’s decisions

If you’ve been paying attention to the MMA headlines over the last few days you’ve probably seen that former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold and UFC President Dana White have been having a difference of opinions. This conflict began when Rockhold went off on the UFC for awarding the next crack at Michael Bisping’s middleweight throne...

May 16, 2017 3:48 pm

Dana White fires back at Luke Rockhold once again

UFC President Dana White and former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold aren’t currently on the best of terms at the moment. Rockhold recently called for the UFC to create an interim title while Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre fought for the undisputed title, stating on The MMA Hour: “The company is kind of losing it...

May 16, 2017 11:27 am

Luke Rockhold slams Dana White: Think before you run your mouth

When it was announced earlier this year that the next shot at Michael Bisping’s middleweight title would go to former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre – a man riding a multi-year layoff with no experience in the division – there was widespread backlash. While much of this backlash came from the fans, the most visible responses...

May 14, 2017 1:34 pm

Dana White fires back at Luke Rockhold for his recent comments

Dana White fires back at Luke Rockhold for his recent comments Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold was not a happy man when the UFC announced that Georges St-Pierre would be receiving a middleweight title fight against Michael Bisping in his return to the octagon. Rockhold vented his frustrations in a recent interview with Ariel...

May 12, 2017 1:09 pm

VIDEO | Luke Rockhold calls for pivotal middleweight matchup if Bisping vs. Romero holds true

The UFC middleweight contenders voices were heard as many were unhappy with the initial announcement that former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre was going to challenge Michael Bisping for his middleweight title. With St-Pierre recently stating that he would not be ready to fight until after October, UFC President Dana White announced that he canceled...

May 9, 2017 9:41 am

Luke Rockhold pleads with middleweights to stand their ground against UFC

Earlier this year, the UFC brass announced that former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre would be making his highly anticipated return to the Octagon to fight UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping in a highly anticipated showdown for the middleweight title sometime 2017. While no date was announced for the bout, UFC President Dana White confirmed...

May 8, 2017 12:51 pm

Luke Rockhold believes the UFC is “losing it”, is considering leaving promotion

It has been known for some time that UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping will next defend his title against former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. With St-Pierre now saying he won’t be able to take this lucrative title fight until October or later, however, the many contenders in the stacked middleweight division are getting quite frustrated...

May 3, 2017 1:16 pm

Luke Rockhold says he has just started training camp

It has been nearly a year since former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold last fought in the Octagon. Rockhold was upset by current UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping, losing the UFC middleweight title after getting knocked out by “The Count” in the first round of their UFC 199 championship fight. With battling some injuries and...

Apr 27, 2017 9:51 am

VIDEO | Luke Rockhold back training, eyeing summer return

Back in the Bay doing what we do. Waiting on an opponent for July or maybe June… A post shared by Luke Rockhold (@lukerockhold) on Apr 26, 2017 at 6:21pm PDT Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has been out of the Octagon for nearly a year following his loss to Michael Bisping at UFC...

Apr 20, 2017 6:36 am

Luke Rockhold reaffirms interest in a fight with Robert Whittaker

When 26-year-old Kiwi Robert Whittaker took out long-time middleweight contender Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza on the main card of the UFC’s recent trip to Kansas City, he caught the attention of every other middleweight on the UFC. No middleweights, however, seem to be quite as interested in the young New Zealander as former champ Luke Rockhold,...

Apr 10, 2017 7:54 am

Luke Rockhold calls for interim title fight, Dana White responds

The middleweight title picture is currently a bit chaotic, as reigning champ Michael Bisping is poised to defend his title against Georges St-Pierre, a former welterweight champion who has never fought at middleweight before. Unsurprisingly, this news has not gone over well with the many more deserving contenders at middleweight, such as former champ Luke Rockhold. In...

Mar 29, 2017 5:52 am

Luke Rockhold is willing to fight Yoel Romero – under one condition

When reigning UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping agreed to defend his title against returning former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, it left several far more deserving middleweight contenders out in the cold – none more so than Yoel Romero. The former Olympic wrestler Romero is currently undefeated in the UFC, having gone 8-0 in his first...

Mar 28, 2017 5:52 am

Luke Rockhold: Bisping vs. GSP fight is a joke

At a to-be-determined date later this year, former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will return from a long hiatus to challenge Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight title. Given that St-Pierre has never fought at middleweight before, his being given this opportunity over deserving middleweight contenders like Yoel Romero and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza has generated ample...

Mar 26, 2017 8:17 am

Francis Ngannou happy to share his “prey” Fabricio Werdum with Luke Rockhold

Shortly after his thunderous, first-round knockout of Andrei Arlovski, rising heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou issued callouts of three of the division’s top fighters: Cain Velasquez, Junior Dos Santos, and Alistair Overeem. Yet when Ben Rothwell was forced out of a scheduled bout with Brazil’s Fabricio Werdum, leaving Werdum without an opponent, the Brazilian became Ngannou’s primary...

Mar 23, 2017 12:25 pm

Luke Rockhold taunts Fabricio Werdum on social media

The war of words between former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, and former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum has picked up steam this week after Rockhold called out Werdum for a heavyweight scrap on UFC Tonight, saying: “Everyone’s steaming over this new fight I brought up. I think me and Werdum got some old beef from...

Mar 23, 2017 7:55 am

Fabricio Werdum responds to Luke Rockhold’s callout

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum recently found himself called out by former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold this week. Rockhold explained on a recent podcast appearance that he and ‘Vai Calvao’ had unfinished beef from the Strikeforce days, and as a result, he would be willing to move up to heavyweight to settle that beef....