Rockhold wants Belfort as 'warm-up' fight

by Dann Stupp | source:

"There aren't a lot of fights that make a lot of sense right now," he today told Radio ( "Obviously (Chris) Weidman is injured, and he's out until summer or fall. But Vitor (Belfort) looked pretty good the other night. He turned back the clock and looked like his old self. He's a legend, and I'd be honored to fight the guy. I think that makes a lot of sense."

"But now Belfort won, and he makes sense," Rockhold said. "Lombard could be down the line too. Who knows? I just want to fight. Truthfully, Belfort probably makes the most unless they want to do a champion vs. champion fight (with Silva). But I'm game for whatever they want."

"I really don't care," he said. "A warmup fight would be nice. I'm not going to lie. Anderson Silva, I'm not sure that would make the most sense right now. My name may not be as big as they want to sell a big pay-per-view like that. But if they want that fight, I'm down to take the fight. I'd take it, no questions asked."

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Joe_Drogan420 site profile image  

1/23/13 12:15 AM by Joe_Drogan420

Ask and ye shall receive.

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1/23/13 12:13 AM by sparkuri

Apparently you couldn't tell I was mocking the UGBlogs' usual misleading title, as did half the board that responded. Were the quotation marks misleading ?  

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1/22/13 1:02 PM by zazen br

So first Rockhold calls out Costa, a fight that I doubt he would win...Then he calls out Vitor, a fight that I doubt he would get out of the first round.Might as well call out Weidman, a fight that I don't even think he would come out alive of.

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1/22/13 11:40 AM by therobbie182

Rockhold vs Belfort has the potential to be a great fight. Specially if they used it to head line a fox card. Belfort: Opportunity to show the strike force guys what its really like to play w/ the big dogs. Lets be honest, he's probably not ging tofight for the title so he's gate keeper status right now. & he's a hell of a gate keeper. Rockhold: Opportunity to grow as a fighter & step out of strikeforce shadow. Beating Belfort would be a huge step up for him.

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1/22/13 3:59 AM by slamming

Want to know how i know you didn't read anything other the thread title?Par for the course from you, really.

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1/22/13 3:56 AM by Bisping KOd by CHRIST

He's low hanging fruit, i hear. Doog ton seh.

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1/22/13 3:51 AM by MMArijuana

Out of context

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1/22/13 3:47 AM by American1177

Ok. I got that. Wait.