Luke Rockhold Discusses Wanting a Rematch With Vitor Belfort
Posted by Larry Csonka on 01.15.2014
And discusses his fight tonight with Constantinos Philippou…
- Luke Rockhold recently spoke with mmajunkie.com about his UFC Fight Night 35 fight with Constantinos Philippou. Here are the highlights…
On Fighting Constantinos Philippou: "Costa's a good, solid boxer who knows how to gauge the distance and keep the fight where he wants it for the most part," Rockhold said. "Carmont definitely exposed a weakness in his game. … He's got to get through my arsenal of strikes, and the thing is, if he gets too close, he might just trip and fall into a guillotine or a ground-and-pound situation."
On Wanting to Prove Himself: "This is not a good time to fight me," he said. "It's the wrong place and wrong time to be fighting me. Now it's time for me to do my thing here. I didn't come here to be second best or to just be a journeyman. I came here to be the best – the best of the best."
On The Loss to Vitor Belfort: "The Vitor loss was tough – it's a tough one to suck up. I've somewhat moved on, and I'm focused on what's ahead of me, but it's definitely still something (I think about). … I think I can definitely rewrite that story a little better, and I'd like a rematch somewhere down the line. Obviously I'm tired of people talking about that kick."