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Luke Rockhold Won’t be Fighting Chris Weidman at UFC 230 Unless “Right Contract” Arrives

Luke Rockhold (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Following reports that the UFC is hoping to book a rematch between Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold for November 3rd, but the latter says the promotion hasn’t made the right offer yet.

Rockhold defeated Chris Weidman by fourth round stoppage, and took the 185 title from him in 2015. Recently the now former champ spoke with MMA Junkie, and while discussing the prospect of fighting Weidman at UFC 230 in New York City, Rockhold said this:

“No pen to paper,” Rockhold said. “Of course it’s intriguing. Madison Square Garden vs. Weidman – (I’m) No. 2, he’s No. 3 (in the official UFC rankings). It’s a pretty clear-cut fight. You go out there and do the job at Madison Square … it’s fun, it’s sexy.

“You’ve got to show me the right contract. I don’t need to do anything. Business is good. We’re doing business everywhere. I’ve got a lot of things going on. When you show me the right contract, I’ll sign the right contract.”

In Rockhold’s last bout, at UFC 211 this past February, he was knocked out by Yoel Romero.

posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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