Luke Rockhold Say Anthony Smith Looked Like a “Bum” in Win Over Volkan Oezdemir
By FCF Staff
Anthony Smith has won three straight fights since moving up to light-heavyweight, and has worked his way into the top five of the UFC’s rankings as a result. But, evidently, Luke Rockhold is not impressed with what he’s seen of “Lionheart”.
Recently the former middleweight champ spoke with Submission Radio, and during the interview, Rockhold reportedly confirmed that he’s moving up to 205. While discussing Smith and Thiago Santos, however, Rockhold said this (quote via MMA Mania):
“Anthony Smith, yeah. I mean, what, (Thiago) Santos came up just recently too. These guys, I’m just not impressed,” Rockhold said. “They’re a little sloppy in so many ways and I see openings and I’m ready to move up. I mean, the rest of the division, there’s a couple of good guys up there, but I don’t see much. I’m ready to come up and I’m ready to shut it down. [Smith] looked like sh-t. He didn’t look good in his last fight. I’m not gonna say… he looked like a bum, truthfully.”
In Smith’s last bout, which took place in October, he submitted fellow contender Volkan Oezdemir. Rockhold, meanwhile, hasn’t fought since February when he was knocked out by Yoel Romero.