Rockhold Considering Move To Light Heavyweight
Following a second round victory against David Branch on Saturday night in Pittsburgh, Luke Rockhold said he desired a rematch against UFC Middleweight champion Michael Bisping. In the process Rockhold told Georges St-Pierre to get out of his way so he could avenge his last and most costly loss inside the Octagon.
Rockhold lost to Bisping last June which cost Rockhold his middleweight title, and while he wants to face the “Count” one more time, his most recent weight cut left him at a crossroads.
“I’ll fight light heavyweight… The weight cut was rough, I’m not going to lie, it always is. I got a little big this time. I usually don’t get that big. I think I was like 206 [pounds] or something going in. I’m usually like 201, 202. For some reason, I got a little heavy, so I had to feel it out in there…. But I’d love to go to light heavyweight. I do really well in the gym, and it’s more natural for me. I think I could do good things.”
Rockhold is willing to fight anyone in the world, except he will never ever compete against his good friend and once again UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.
“D.C. [Daniel Cormier] is obviously the man right now in the division,” Rockhold said. “I’m not going up until he gets out. If he goes up or if he retires, then you can damn well guarantee I’m coming up, but business to do here first.”
Rockhold plans on staying in shape just in case an injury would befall St-Pierre and he’s unable to fight at UFC 217 in November because the former champion would like nothing more than to face Bisping on the card.