Rockhold: I'm 'more of a man than' Vitor Belfort


Luke Rockhold was the two-time defending middleweight champion when Strikeforce was purchased by Zuffa and close. Rockhold will make his UFC debut next month against former lightheavyweight champion Vitor Belfort and believes that he's just that one win away from a UFC title shot:

“I’m focused on Vitor, but I don’t see how [a win] couldn’t warrant a title shot. I mean, Gilbert got an immediate title shot. I’ve defended my belt twice and taking out a top contender like Vitor, why wouldn’t I?”

“I think my advantages is everywhere really. Vitor will always have fast hands, he has good power, but I pose a lot of problems myself. I’m a longer fighter, I have better kicks than him. I believe my advantages are on the ground, in wrestling, in the distance in the stand up. I have plenty of ways to win this fight. And most of all, I got more heart than Vitor. I think I’m more of a man than Vitor.”

“I think it’s a crock of s*** personally. I don’t understand it,” Luke said of Vitor’s TRT exemption. “I think Nevada set the standard for most of the other states. And it’s like the NBA and Baseball, if they travel overseas, they’re not going to be permitted to use steroids just because they’re overseas. I think it’s just crap. But at the same time, if they’re not going to punish him, I will. And I believe it hurts you in more ways than it helps you.”
While some fighters might feel that travelling to scrap in his opponent’s backyard means that they’re about to tread waters in hostile territory, Rockhold not only thinks he’ll be welcomed in the Arena Jaraguá in Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil, but said fighting Vitor in his native Brazil has him riled up even more for the impending battle.

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Rob San Soo site profile image  

4/30/13 8:32 PM by Rob San Soo

Wrong !!! TRT gives you strength of a 100 men

Blue Flame Special site profile image  

4/30/13 6:13 PM by Blue Flame Special

Fighting is too unpredictable to bet on routinely, but I was actually gonna throw some $ on Rockhold thinking he'd be the underdog here.Surprised to see he's actually a slight favourite at the moment.

Bipolar site profile image  

4/30/13 5:48 PM by Bipolar

If Rockhold's questioning of Vitor's manhood is meant to be a shot at Vitor's character and integrity, then I completely agree with Luke. Vitor is a pathetic cheater. He is nothing without his hormonal crutch. I don't think Rockhold is anything special, but I know he's good enough to make Vitor look like an old, helpless has-been, trt or no trt.

Mhorad site profile image  

4/30/13 6:42 AM by Mhorad

stupid thing to say about Vitor. i was suppporting rockhold before this over vitor, but now i hope vitor punches a hole in his face.

MMALOGIC site profile image  

4/30/13 2:40 AM by MMALOGIC

Rockhold is gonna get his ass handed to him.

FinestScotch site profile image  

4/30/13 2:36 AM by FinestScotch

Yeah... Riggs is the last person to talk shit on someone like Vitor. Let Rockhold do it.

kingkoopa site profile image  

4/30/13 2:12 AM by kingkoopa

So many fighters shit on vitor cuz of the far away past. Vitor has been beating guys left and right aside from Silva... but no one beats Silva

fapout site profile image  

4/30/13 1:51 AM by fapout

seriouslywho the fukk his he to talk shit about Vitor? Didn't Dana say that they were gonna test Vitor on a weekly basis? Vitor takes Rockhold's head home with him.

mijo site profile image  

4/30/13 12:34 AM by mijo

And Joe Diesel Riggs for the pop up commentary. GAY!

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4/30/13 12:11 AM by Shouldhavebeen

Luke is the same fighter as Michael Bisping in my opinion. He is going to get wrecked.