Luke Rockhold is eager to return to the UFC octagon. However, he is facing difficulty finding a suitable opponent. The former UFC middleweight champion has indicated that he is searching for exciting opponents that will get him excited about returning and getting the fans talking about him.
Rockhold stated in a recent ESPN MMA interview that he hopes to fight someone credible.
“You know, it’s like someone they wanna give me if they’re gonna present something that’s credible. Otherwise, you know it’s what I’ve done most of my career is pick names, you know. Pick, throw, and come to an agreement.
“So that’s pretty much where it’s been, just trying to find good names, fun names. Get me excited, get the fans excited, get you guys excited on your end,” Rockhold said.
He continued, “I wanna come back and I wanna be motivated to come back. That’s the thing, it’s like I’ve been gone for so long, I’ve done enough in this sport where I need to get motivated. I need someone that excites me. I’m not coming to dance around, I’m not coming to fight around, I’m coming to make a run.”
Luke Rockhold’s last fight in the UFC
Rockhold’s most recent UFC fight was at light heavyweight, where he was defeated by defending UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz at UFC 239. He was defeated by Blachowicz in the second round of their fight.
His most recent middleweight fight was in 2018, where Yoel Romero defeated him in the main event of UFC 221. The former UFC middleweight champion was brutally stopped in the third round by Romero, which began Rockhold’s current two-fight losing streak.