Why Did Luke Rockhold Call Dana White ‘Stupid’?
UFC middleweight Luke Rockhold (16-5 MMA) is displeased with the way Dana White has been speaking about him in media. He even called the UFC president “stupid” for his matchmaking tactics.
Speaking to journalists earlier this week, Dana White said that Rockhold has been offered a fight against Sean Strickland (24-3), however, the middleweight says otherwise.
“[Dana White] goes out and says they offered Sean Strickland after there wasn’t much of an offer. There wasn’t like a fight date, there wasn’t like a formal offer. He just wants to go put it out there, like to put pressure. I don’t know, that’s just stupid,” Rockhold told Submission Radio.
The UFC veteran claimed that the UFC president is making it hard for him intentionally because he has been outspoken about every matter.
Rockhold has not fought in two years. He last went head-to-head against light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz at UFC 239 and lost the fight via a knockout.
He is now expected to be booked against Strickland for UFC 268.
On the flip side, Strickland’s stocks have risen after he defeated in-form Uriah Hall at UFC Vegas 34 on Saturday. With another win via decision, Strickland extended his winning streak to five and maintained a perfect 18-0 at middleweight.