Full Contact Fighter’s “The Daily Takedown”: Luke Rockhold Now Just Another Strikeforce Guy Who Needs to Prove Himself All Over Again
By Joshua Molina
How sad. Luke Rockhold choked in the biggest fight of his life.
Considering that he’s injury prone, I don’t expect him to jump back on the horse and bounce back with a big victory over a top opponent this year.
And that’s a shame, considering how great Rockhold could be.
Chael Sonnen made a good point in his post-fight analysis. He noted that Rockhold’s hands were down when he got hit — for no good reason.
Maybe it was all that training at AKA with “King Mo”.
Rockhold went wrong in almost every possible way leading up to the fight.
The 28-year-old spent too much time talking about the 36-year-old’s use of testosterone-replacement-therapy.
Get over it. It’s a fight. If a significantly younger man can’t beat an older dude on TRT, that’s his problem.
Jon Jones didn’t seem to have a problem with Sonnen.
Rockhold never should have fought Belfort in Brazil.
Rockhold never should have fought Belfort to begin with.
Little to gain and everything to lose.
Now, he’s just another Strikeforce guy who came up short in his UFC debut.