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UFC President Dana White responds to Luke Rockhold’s title talk: “I mean, this is normal Rockhold babble”

UFC President, Dana White, is responding to Luke Rockhold’s title talk.

It will be this coming Saturday, August 20th, that Luke Rockhold (16-5 MMA) will meet Paulo Costa (13-2 MMA) at UFC 278 in the co-main middleweight event.

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Rockhold, 37, has not entered the Octagon in 3 years and has not won a fight in 5 years. His last win was way back in September of 2017 where he defeated David Branch (22-7 MMA) via TKO. The Californian will be looking to make his comeback against Costa in hopes of securing a title shot.

Costa, 31, is coming into the cage with two losses in his last two fights against Marvin Vettori (18-5 MMA) and Israel Adesanya (23-1 MMA). ‘Borrachinha‘ is hoping to beat Rockhold and get back in the win column on Saturday.

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It was during a recent interview with Helen Yee, that Rockhold was asked about when he could fight for the belt, and he indicated he would accept nothing less than a title shot after defeating Costa saying:

“Next. I’m not going to do anything else. If I don’t get it, they don’t get it.”

Well, Dana White is not embracing Rockhold’s quest for a title shot should he defeat Costa at UFC 278.

Speaking with John Morgan of ‘MMA Underground’, White had this to say about Luke’s ambitions (h/t MMANews):

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“Paulo Costa’s ranked number 6 in the world. To say that if he (Rockhold) beats Paulo Costa, you know – and he got beat by the champion in 2.3 seconds. I mean, this is normal Rockhold babble.”

Do you think Luke Rockhold should get a shot at UFC gold if he is victorious in beating Costa this weekend? What do you think of the remarks from UFC President Dana White?

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