Luke Rockhold: Strikeforce announced Larkin fight without ever asking me

by Joshua Molina | source: fcfighter

Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold is "fuming" over comments made yesterday by Lorenz Larkin. Rockhold told Full Contact Fighter today that Strikeforce announced a Jan. 12 fight with Lorenz Larkin without ever checking in with him and that he’s been put in bad situation.

“When I heard the announcement I called and told the company I couldn’t train and that I couldn’t fight,” Rockhold said. “I am in a tough situation. In no way shape or form am I ducking anybody.”

Rockhold is fuming over Larkin’s tweets suggesting that Rockhold is not injured, that he could fight if he wants to, but that he is just waiting for Strikeforce to die so that he can go to UFC as champion.

“I am pretty much in the dark right now,” Rockhold said. “I haven’t been told that I am coming over.”

“I can’t grip right now. It hurts to parallel park. I can’t train right now. I have done everything in my power. If I could fight, I would.”

“He’s got my blood pumping. I’d love to shut him up. He’s going about this in the wrong way.”

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Book4 site profile image  

11/28/12 12:04 AM by Book4

Why even fume Larkin is a nobody.

Chris27 site profile image  

11/27/12 11:10 PM by Chris27

So when they announced it in early Nov why didnt he say anything?they announce he is on the card I believe it was Nov 8th, he waits until Nov 26th to tell everyone he never signed any papers and wasnt gonna be ready?

Authority Figure site profile image  

11/27/12 10:51 PM by Authority Figure

Scott Coker needs to go old school and get his shit back. This is him in a kung fu flick.

Chromium site profile image  

11/27/12 10:09 PM by Chromium

The real question: will Nate Marquardt pull out so Strikeforce can pull off the hat trick?

FinestScotch site profile image  

11/27/12 7:43 PM by FinestScotch

He said he'd be ready to fight in January after the first pull-out. God forbid a champion is expected to defend his belt.

fishyfish site profile image  

11/27/12 5:22 PM by fishyfish

looks like the roadies are running things now, in the absence of a captain. it seems like Zuffa is letting Strikeforce die an agonizing and humiliating death... like opening your limousine door to someone who's been badly beat up, and driving them into the desert and just dumping them there to let die.  like skulls on stakes to frighten potential future adversaries.  good business, but in poor taste IMO. 

UGCTT_FryedTakayamaOwnedMySN 3x site profile image  

11/27/12 5:16 PM by UGCTT_FryedTakayamaOwnedMySN 3x

The plot thickens

buckshot44 site profile image  

11/27/12 5:00 PM by buckshot44

Strikefarce FTW

standupwarrior site profile image  

11/27/12 4:52 PM by standupwarrior

Ryann - It wasn't set up to fail. It failed because Zuffa let it go.

Ryann Von Doom site profile image  

11/27/12 3:08 PM by Ryann Von Doom

Set up to fail