Luke Rockhold: “It would be an honor” to beat up Anderson Silva
Luke Rockhold is coming off of a TKO win over Chris Weidman back at UFC 194, and while he currently has no opponent for his first title defense, many are expecting the UFC to give Chris Weidman an immediate rematch for the title.
On the main card of UFC 194 Yoel Romero also defeated Jacare Souza to become the #1 contender at middleweight. After the fight however it was revealed that Romero failed a drug test. Given the failed drug test the UFC decided to book Jacare vs. Belfort for a #1 contender fight. This has lead many to assume Weidman will get an immediate rematch.
In addition, former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva will fight Michael Bisping at ‘UFC Fight Night: London’ on February 27th. The winner of that fight will likely have their name thrown into title talks.
Rockhold spoke with FOX Sports to discuss Silva potentially getting a title shot.
“I think Silva’s got to go prove himself,” Rockhold told FOX Sports’ Katie Nolan. “He’s got a fight coming up [Feb. 27 with Michael Bisping] so we’ll see. I’ve always wanted to fight the guy. It would be an honor to beat him up. I think Weidman gave him a shot, beat him up twice and ended up proving himself. Unfortunately it looks like I’m going to have to beat up [Weidman] again.”
If Anderson Silva were to defeat Michael Bisping in London later this month, do you think we could see Rockhold vs. Silva?