Luke Rockhold Reports he Doesn’t “Have The Same Passion” For Fighting Anymore
By FCF Staff
As 2019 continues to wind down it looks like we may not see Luke Rockhold fight in 2020 or beyond.
The former middleweight champ for both Strikeforce and the UFC is coming off a knockout loss to Jan Blachowicz in July, which also left Rockhold with a broken jaw. Recently the 35-year-old spoke with MMA Fighting, and while Rockhold didn’t commit to retirement, the star reported this:
“My head is content where I’m at right now,” Rockhold said. “I’ve done a lot of things in the sport. I’m not trying to be a headline maker. I’m not trying to say I’m going to retire and then want to come back. I don’t like to close doors on things in life.
“Right now, I’m just happy not fighting. It feels good to focus on other things.”
“Fighting takes a lot. I’ve done it, I’ve been to the top of the game. I just don’t have the same passion, the hunger for it at this point,” Rockhold said. “I’m excited to go in other realms of life. I know I have a lot of fans out there. I’m sorry I’m not fighting but you never know. Maybe someday I will but I don’t foresee it at this point
Rockhold (16-5), who has worked as a model and has also begun acting, is scheduled to grapple Nick Rodriguez at Polaris 12, November 30th.