Gus responds to ‘chinny’ Rockhold’s remarks

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Former UFC middleweight champ Luke Rockhold appeared recently on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour and said he is moving up to light heavyweight.

“The weight cut is too much on me,” he explained. “As you get older, your bones get bigger. The last couple cuts have been pretty brutal.”

Rockhold also had a message for the #1 contender at light heavyweight Alexander Gustaffson.

“I’ll be coming to 205. I’m gonna handle my business and you better be sure I’m coming for that ass, too.”

Gus was dismissive in a message on his social network.

“Heard you coming for me,” he tweeted. “Can’t ask for more. Chinny as a middleweight. KO’d as a light heavyweight. Fool yourself to believe it’s the weight cut. I’ll wait for you!”

Rockhold vs. Gustafsson is a deeply intriguing fight. But one can’t help but wish there was another weight division between 185 and 205. Rockhold is coming a long way up.