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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....

Mar 22, 2017 6:36 pm

Luke Rockhold eyes a former UFC heavyweight champion for his next fight

Luke Rockhold wants to fight a former UFC heavyweight champion in his octagon return! Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is on a mission to score a fight with former UFC heavyweight title holder Fabricio Werdum. Ariel Helwani broke the news earlier today stating the following on Twitter. Rockhold is pushing hard for a fight...

Mar 10, 2017 11:31 am

Luke Rockhold gives major update on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s future

This past weekend, undefeated UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov was set to step into the Octagon with streaking lightweight contender Tony Ferguson for a highly anticipated showdown that would see one man crowned the interim lightweight champion, and earn one man the chance to fight Conor McGregor when he chooses to return following the birth of...

Mar 10, 2017 11:11 am

AUDIO | Luke Rockhold set on getting revenge on Bisping and gives analysis on Bisping vs. St-Pierre

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is taking his time getting back into the Octagon, especially with the way the middleweight division is currently playing out. With the UFC recently announcing that middleweight champion Michael Bisping will be defending his belt against former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre next, Rockhold told the guys at Submission Radio...

Mar 10, 2017 12:30 am

Luke Rockhold predicts Georges St-Pierre will duck contenders if champion

This year, it was announced that former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre would be returning to the Octagon on a new multi-fight contract with the UFC which will see him return to the Octagon against middleweight champion Michael Bisping later this year. With Georges St-Pierre now set to return to the Octagon, many are wondering...

Mar 8, 2017 6:59 am

Jacare Souza goes off on Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold

Top ranked UFC middleweight contender Ronaldo Jacare Souza has been on a tear of the UFC’s middleweight division. With a controversial split decision loss to Yoel Romero being the only mark on his otherwise unblemished record, Souza remains one of the most lethal contenders at 185 pounds. While Souza is currently set to fight Robert...

Mar 7, 2017 12:04 pm

VIDEO | Ahead of UFC Fight Night 106, Watch Vitor Belfort KO Luke Rockhold

This weekend, former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort will return to the Octagon. He will do so in his native Brazil, where he will be taking on former welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum in the middleweight main event of UFC Fight Night 106. Ahead of Vitor Belfort’s compelling style clash with the dangerous Gastelum, the...

Feb 26, 2017 6:21 am

Michael Bisping: I don’t think we’ll ever see Luke Rockhold again

Back in June of 2016, a widely unheralded Michael Bisping shocked the world by clubbing Luke Rockhold to a first-round knockout, capturing the UFC middleweight title as a result. Since this win, Bisping has defended the middleweight title with a hard-fought decision win over the retiring Dan Henderson. Rockhold, meanwhile, has not been seen in...

Feb 7, 2017 9:41 am

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza trashes Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping

This weekend, on the main card of UFC 208, middleweight star Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza will take on the ever-dangerous Tim Boetsch. Given that Jacare is one of the top contenders in the middleweight division, and Boetsch is on the very fringes of the divisional top-15, the announcement of this matchup was initially a bit of...

Jan 20, 2017 12:43 pm

Jon Jones vs. Luke Rockhold grappling match in the works

Recently, former UFC lightweight champion Jon Jones made the move to submission grappling during his suspension from MMA. Jones stepped into the cage against MMA legend Dan Henderson for a highly anticipated grappling match at Submission Underground 2. Jones won the fight in dominant fashion, submitting Henderson in just minutes. Following the match, Jones found...

Jan 18, 2017 7:37 am

Luke Rockhold fires back at “Jacare” Souza after injury comments

In late 2016, former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold was forced out of a highly anticipated rematch with Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza with an injury. This fight would have been Rockhold’s first back since he surrendered the UFC middleweight title to Michael Bisping in June, succumbing to a shocking, first-round knockout. Early last week, Jacare made headlines...