Luke Rockhold Says His Loss to Vitor Belfort Will Not Derail His Career
Posted by Larry Csonka on 12.11.2013
Also discusses preparing for his next fight…
- Luke Rockhold recently spoke about moving on from his loss to Vitor Belfort. Here are the highlights…
On His Loss to Vitor Belfort: "I still feel as good as ever," he recently told MMAjunkie Radio. "It doesn't change my goals, and it hasn't shaken my confidence. I know what I'm capable of, and I'm going to go do it. A spinning heel kick is going to derail my whole career? You've got to be joking/"
On His Upcoming Fight With Constantinos Philippou: "I want to get this one behind me," he said. "I've never been in this good a shape this far out from a fight, so this is going to be a good one for the fans. Costa's going to come to box, and I'm not going to let it slow down. I'm not going to Francis Carmont him or nothing. Trust me."
On Working With Coach Jeff Mayweather and Andrew Tabiti: "I got a little marked up – I'm not going to lie," Rockhold laughed. "The guy is lighting fast, and it was tough. It's hard to gauge him, and I was dying at the end of it. I was using so much footwork to get away from him."
On Working Out With Tabiti: "I didn't really have a corner with me," he said. "I had (UFC lightweight) Gray (Maynard) as a friend, who wouldn't even give me water between rounds. [Tabiti's] got, like, three coaches telling him what to do between rounds. I'm like, ‘Where's my water? I'm dying over here.' "He's a handful to deal with. I couldn't even see his right hand coming. He's so quick. I rushed in too much. He was so quick in and out, I felt like I had to cover so much ground to come get him. When I would, he would come back, and I would overshoot my [punches]."