PHOTO | Luke Rockhold signs with modeling agency, releases first photo

Luke Rockhold

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has been rather silent since his UFC 199 knockout loss to Michael Bisping that saw him lose the middleweight championship.

Since then, there has been no word as to when Rockhold will return to the Octagon. The longtime AKA fighter recently did an interview in which he revealed that he was in New York for New York Fashion Week, which he participated in.

The former champ also revealed that with his modeling career quickly picking up steam, he would have no problem taking an indefinite hiatus from the Octagon to continue to pursue his modeling career.

The story progressed today when news surfaced that Rockhold had signed with a model management agency, and had his first spread released as a professional model.

Following his loss to Bisping, Rockhold revealed that he is open to a rematch with Chris Weidman, who he was originally supposed to fight at UFC 199. In addition, Rockhold revealed that he is also open to a fight with MMA legend Anderson Silva, who was recently defeated by Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 200.