Rockhold Thinks 205 Division Is “For The Taking”
With contract issues settled, Luke Rockhold returns to middleweight at UFC 230 against Chris Weidman, but still has his sights set on moving up to light heavyweight.
The former middleweight champion told MMA Junkie recently that the 205 pound division is “for the taking.”
“I like the light heavyweight division – I think it’s for the taking,” Rockhold said. “‘DC,’ the complication with him – he’s tossing and turning. I just want the thing to really solidify itself and iron it out. I want a matchup – I want a sexy matchup, and I want to get up there and I want to do some damage, and I want it to mean something. I don’t want to have to fight the best guy in the division in Alexander Gustafsson and have to backtrack if ‘DC’ doesn’t fight and I have to fight someone else lower – what’s the (expletive) point?”
In the meantime, Rockhold faces off with the man he beat for the middleweight crown, Chris Weidman at UFC 230, looking to match the success he had at UFC 194. Also signed for the UFC’s return to Madison Square Garden is a lightweight fight between Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier.
Initial report: MMA Junkie