Dana White Says Luke Rockhold Broke Jaw in UFC 239 Loss, Believes Former Champ Should Retire
By FCF Staff
After Luke Rockhold’s knockout loss to Jan Blachowicz at UFC 239, Dana White called on the former middleweight champ to retire.
Rockhold, who was competing at 205 for the first time in the Octagon, was floored by a booming punch from Blachowicz in round two. Following the event, White had this to say about Rockhold and his future (quotes via MMA Junkie):
“I think Luke Rockhold should talk about hanging it up,” White said. “He broke his jaw tonight. That’s his second broken jaw, he’s been knocked out viciously a few times here, his shin is all banged up, he had to have skin graphs and all kinds of stuff. He’s had a good career. He’s been a great fighter. I’d like to see him hang it up.”
“He’s got another career, he’s got a second career. Everyone’s a (expletive) model, right? ‘I’m a model, I’m a model.’ That guy’s actually really modeling for Ralph Lauren. So, good for him.”
The 34-year-old Rockhold (16-5) has been knocked out now in three of his last four bouts.