Smith: MMA Gods Punished Rockhold With KO Loss
Anthony Smith believes divine intervention was at play on Saturday night, when Luke Rockhold would be knocked out for the third time in four fights, as well as a breaking his jaw for the second time.
Rockhold, who blasted Smith prior to the former’s light heavyweight debut at UFC 239, would get dropped by Jan Blachowicz, prompting UFC President Dana White to question if Rockhold should stay in fighting.
“I would have loved to have been the guy that put Rockhold out like that, but I think it serves him right,” Smith told SiriusXM Fight Nation. “All the trash talk, all the ‘Anthony Smith is a bum, Gustafsson’s gonna roll over him and I’m gonna starch Jan,’ and just the disrespect and just looking right over Jan. So it’s unfortunate that his jaw is broken.”
“I don’t want anybody to get hurt but it is nice to, again, see Rockhold get it shoved right in his face,” Smith said of the man who claimed everyone in the light heavyweight division were “sloppy bums” in comparison to him.
“Every single time he’s trashed talked somebody and been too cocky and thought he was too good for everybody and that his shit doesn’t stink, he ends up being the one that looks stupid. So I’m glad that the MMA gods made sure that that kept happening.”
Quotes: MMA Mania