Luke Rockhold: Strikeforce announced Larkin fight without ever asking me

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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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