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Rockhold Gets New Opponent After Whittaker Withdraws From UFC 221, Will Fight For Interim Belt

This morning, just weeks after Georges St-Pierre vacated the UFC middleweight title he ripped from Michael Bisping at UFC 217 and Robert Whittaker was promoted from interim titlist to true champion, the promotion has revealed that it will toss yet another interim belt into the 185-pound mix at UFC 221 in Perth, Western Australia next month. The UFC made the …

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Report: Talks Begin For Mouth-Watering Interim Middleweight Title Fight Ahead Of UFC 221

During an appearance on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, Luke Rockhold told Ariel Helwani that he wouldn’t be signing to fight anyone else while both middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre and interim titlist Robert Whittaker are without bookings. “There’s been talks all along the way, potential this, potential that,” Rockhold said. “They have to make up backup plans. They’re trying …

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Luke Rockhold To Face Former WSOF Champ David Branch In Octagon Return

On Friday, MMAFighting journalist Ariel Helwani reported that there were “serious talks” of matching Luke Rockhold with David Branch in the headline slot of UFC Fight Night 116 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 16th. Just hours later, during Saturday night’s UFC on Fox 25 broadcast, the UFC confirmed that the fight had indeed been booked. For Rockhold, this bout will bring …

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Watch: Luke Rockhold In Utter Disbelief After Getting KO’d By Michael Bisping At UFC 199

After his first-round knockout loss to Michael Bisping at UFC 199, Luke Rockhold admitted that he had fatally underestimated Michael Bisping. “It was just underestimating and over-committing with a jab,” Rockhold, who suddenly found himself an ex-UFC middleweight champion, told UFC on Fox shortly after the fight(via MMAMania). “It was stupid, I just didn’t feel like he had anything for …

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Michael Bisping Burns Luke Rockhold After Former Champion Issues Bizarre Call Out

Luke Rockhold must have immediately regretted his choice of words when he called out UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping on a recent episode of Aussie MMA show Submission Radio. “I’m taking a detour,” said the American Kickboxing Academy representative, before dropping a rather bizarre line that left him wide open to ridicule. “I’m going straight for Bisping’s ass. He’s been …

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Luke Rockhold And ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson Share Their Thoughts On Conor McGregor’s Chances At 170lbs

Maybe he simply wasn’t happy with Tyron Woodley’s tweet about his press conference antics, or maybe Conor McGregor’s various run-ins with the welterweight champion prior to UFC 205 were done with an eye toward building interest in his next contest. Given McGregor’s promotional genius, weight-hopping habits and previous assertions that a third title could be in his future, many are …

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Former UFC Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold To Rematch ‘Jacare’ Souza In Melbourne

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold will return to the octagon on November 27th in Melbourne, Australia to take on Brazilian bogeyman Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza. Melbourne, you in?! @LukeRockhold vs. @JacareMMA | Nov 27Register for pre-sale info ➡️ https://t.co/9gHa4oOvy4 pic.twitter.com/QGjwqUUU7Q — UFC Aus/New Zealand (@UFC_AUSNZ) September 12, 2016 This will be the pair’s second meeting, as Rockhold claimed the Strikeforce …

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George St-Pierre Lobbying for Michael Bisping Title Fight

NEW YORK - MARCH 24: Georges St-Pierre of Montreal, Quebec, Canada speaks at a press conference for UFC 111 at Radio City Music Hall on March 24, 2010 in New York City. St-Pierre will face Dan Hardy of Nottingham UK in the Welterweight title bout. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Only two weeks on since winning the UFC middleweight championship, Michael Bisping already has two opponents in mind for his first title defense. Bisping snatched the middleweight title from Luke Rockhold earlier this month at UFC 199 and since then has shown no interest in giving the Cali-native an immediate rematch. Instead, Bisping is interested in facing former UFC welterweight …

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Luke Rockhold Mourns Death Of Father, One Week On From UFC 199 Loss

INGLEWOOD, CA - JUNE 04: Michael Bisping of England throws a right at Luke Rockhold during the UFC 199 event at The Forum on June 4, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is mourning the death of his father, Steve Rockhold, this week, nine days on from his title loss to Michael Bisping at UFC 199. Rockhold re-published a photograph on Instagram and Twitter showing him with his late father and brothers Matt and Nate. View this post on Instagram #Repost @mattrockhold ・・・ One of my favorite …

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Watch: New UFC 199 Footage Shows Bisping’s Post-Fight Taunting Of Rockhold Was Merciless

At last week’s UFC 199 post-fight press conference Karyn Bryant brought up something that Chris Weidman had said after he dropped the middleweight title to Luke Rockhold last December. Speaking directly to Rockhold, Bryant said “When you defeated Chris Weidman, he said something to the effect of; he was really frustrated at losing the belt to you in particular”. Rockhold …

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Video: Relive Michael Bisping’s Historic UFC 199 Win In Slow-Motion

INGLEWOOD, CA - JUNE 04: Michael Bisping (blue gloves) and Luke Rockhold (red gloves) during their middleweight championship bout at UFC 199 at The Forum on June 4, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

For some, UFC 199 last weekend will be remembered for all the wrong reasons, but Michael Bisping’s emphatic win over Luke Rockhold won’t be one of them. The British fighter walked away with the middleweight belt after taking the title fight on two-weeks notice, this following the withdrawal of former champion Chris Weidman due to an injury. The co-main event …

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Bisping Continues to Taunt Rockhold With Hilarious Instagram Post

Following their short-lived war at UFC 199 this past weekend, Michael Bisping is still throwing sly punches at Luke Rockhold through social media. The Mancunian caused a major upset inside The Forum on Saturday Night when he knocked out an over-confident Rockhold inside the first round to become the new UFC middleweight champion. Both fighters showed their dislike for one …

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