Belfort vs. Strikeforce champion Luke Rockhold 'in the works'

by Dave Doyle | source: mmafighting.com
 

Middleweight contender Vitor Belfort has indicated his desire to fight a champion. Luke Rockhold finished his time in Strikeforce as middleweight champion.

Sounds like a match to make.

Pressed on future opponents for the former UFC light heavyweight champion on the heels of his spectacular finish of Michael Bisping, UFC president Dana White told reporters on Thursday that he's looking to put together a bout between Belfort and Rockhold.

"Rockhold," White said. "That's what we're talking about."

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Wasa-B site profile image  

1/25/13 2:36 PM by Wasa-B

Good matchup.Vitor can beat anyone (even Anderson?) on any given day (when old new old Victor shows up) but we all know he can lose steam and be grinded so I think Rockhold is a good match up. I also think Bisping could have beaten Vitor had he made it past the 2nd (though maybe more in a 5 rounder).

Size site profile image  

1/25/13 2:32 PM by Size

Champion vs. champion!

ranger mick site profile image  

1/25/13 10:27 AM by ranger mick

Vitor ko via left chicken leg head kick

ranger mick site profile image  

1/25/13 10:27 AM by ranger mick

Double

MisterHawkeMMA site profile image  

1/25/13 9:34 AM by MisterHawkeMMA

Guess Rockhold isn't getting a title shot anytime soon. Oh well, maybe Rashad will drop down (although he wants a tune up).

Another Foob site profile image  

1/25/13 9:23 AM by Another Foob

I like it. There's a lot of options with Rockhold that work. When did middle weight become one of the most interesting divisions? Seems like only yesterday that Anderson only looked like a GOAT because he was sitting on top of a pile of cans. Daaaaang.

Geoff G Electric site profile image  

1/25/13 1:31 AM by Geoff G Electric

I likey this

newjack900 site profile image  

1/25/13 12:49 AM by newjack900

I will say tho - if belfort is able to fight again in April & not pull out due to injury ill be really surprised - so who the replacement be should be what the ufc is mulling over

sparkuri site profile image  

1/25/13 12:48 AM by sparkuri

Chael beat Stann, and won(lost imo) a decision to Bisping after losing to Anderson, then get's the rematch. Vitor knocks out Akiyama in the first round, Submits Rumble in the first round, nearly submits a guy Anderson refuses to fight, and knocks out Bisping. And now he needs to fight.......Luke Rockhold ? Sounds right. Just give Vitor Stephan Bonnar. That should seal the rematch somewhere around 2015.

yellow wrkahlc site profile image  

1/25/13 12:44 AM by yellow wrkahlc

ANDERSON WANTS ROCKHOLD. FUCK BELFORT KILLING OFF ANOTHER POTENTIAL CHALLENGER, I WANNA SEE FRESH BLOOD GET A SHOT AT THE CHAMP.