Following his performance at UFC 229, Luke Rockhold finds it ridiculous that Conor McGregor would ask for or get a rematch against Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Rockhold, who is preparing for a UFC 230 showdown with Chris Weidman, was in Khabib’s corner during the fight and helped keep the peace following a brawl that came after Nurmagomedov’s fourth round submission victory.
When asked by TMZ for his reaction to the brawl, he gets why Khabib did what he did.
“I think some things aren’t for fight promotion,” Rockhold says … “Conor traveled across the world with a gang of people and attacked and broke into an arena to attack Khabib with weapons.”
“So, I think people are over-stepping their boundaries and attacking Khabib on this front. He jumped a cage. One of Conor’s teammates was antagonizing him and yelling at him after a fight, which was, you know … you beat your guy, it’s pretty much time to shut your mouth.”
“The funny thing … a rematch is usually, they’re close fights. It wasn’t really a close fight,” the former middleweight champion said about a rematch between the two.
“If people wanna see it, if the UFC wants to pay for it, I know Khabib will enjoy a record breaking number, like I said before. It’s gotta be record breaking numbers if he wants a rematch.”