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1/16/13 1:46 PM
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http://www.mmafighting.com/2013/1/16/3880814/luke-rockhold-wants-to-fight-costa-philippou-at-ufc-on-fox-7

The last Strikeforce middleweight champion told MMAFighting.com recently that he has yet to receive his marching orders from the UFC but is back to training after suffering a wrist injury and ready to make his Octagon debut.

 
In fact, Rockhold has a candidate in mind for his first UFC fight.

 

"I think Costa Philippou makes the most sense right now," he said. "He's coming off a win, and I think he's a good opponent. Let's get it on at [UFC on FOX 7]."

 

UFC on FOX 7, which is scheduled for April 20, already features former Strikeforce stars Gilbert Melendez and Daniel Cormier taking on Benson Henderson and Frank Mir, respectively, in high-profile fights. That card takes place at the unofficial home of Strikeforce, the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., which is also the home of the American Kickboxing Academy, where both Rockhold and Cormier, among others, train.

 

Philippou (12-2, 1 NC) didn't respond to MMAFighting.com's request for a comment, but his manager Lex McMahon called Rockhold's idea "a great fight." McMahon added that he has yet to talk to Philippou about his next fight.

1/16/13 1:49 PM
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I like it!

1/16/13 1:55 PM
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Beep

1/16/13 1:55 PM
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Great matchup. Phone Post
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Should be a good fight though.

1/16/13 1:56 PM
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Really hope this match up happens

1/16/13 1:58 PM
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Good match up.
1/16/13 1:58 PM
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Agree on the match up and think it's a good look for both fighters. Phone Post
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I think Costa wins this
1/16/13 1:58 PM
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Wow, shoot for the moon.

1/16/13 2:06 PM
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Diaz wanted gsp
Melendez wants henderson
Cormier would have wanted jds and still wants jones
Rockhold wants......phillopou?? Phone Post
1/16/13 2:27 PM
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da Vinci 81 - Diaz wanted gsp
Melendez wants henderson
Cormier would have wanted jds and still wants jones
Rockhold wants......phillopou?? Phone Post
Lol Phone Post
1/16/13 2:29 PM
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Good fight Phone Post
1/16/13 2:41 PM
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yeah... doesnt sound like he's beating his chest for the top but besides Costa nobody else is available. 

Okami is fighting Hector.

Bisping is fighting Anderson (assuming he gets past vitor)

weidman is out for a while.

So who's left?

Costa Philapou

I suppose he could call out Anderson but i think even he realizes he doesnt deserve it nor would it sell.

1/16/13 2:43 PM
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Fun fight, I think Luke takes it though
1/16/13 2:46 PM
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He should be calling out Anderson Silva. What if Bisping loses Saturday night? Rockhold suddenly makes a lot of sense as Silva's next challenger. Middleweight title unification bout and Silva has expressed interest in fighting him in the past.

1/16/13 2:52 PM
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I always read Rockhold as "Rock hard"
1/16/13 3:56 PM
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He's a "champion" for Christ's sake... Fillapoo?

He should be calling out The Spider and The Spider ONLY.
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He has called out Silva. Repeatedly. He knows he won't get that fight
He's called out Bisping. Another top 10er/5er
Who else is there for him to call out? Boetsch got beat, Belcher got beat, Sonnen is at 205
Vitor,Bisping, Lombard, and Okami all have fights lined up and 2 of those 4 fighters will obviously be coming off a loss soon
He's already fought Jacare

He really doesn't have any options outside of Costa at this point, and Costa is on quite the streak Phone Post
1/16/13 4:10 PM
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GriffinQ -  He has called out Silva. Repeatedly. He knows he won't get that fight
He's called out Bisping. Another top 10er/5er
Who else is there for him to call out? Boetsch got beat, Belcher got beat, Sonnen is at 205
Vitor,Bisping, Lombard, and Okami all have fights lined up and 2 of those 4 fighters will obviously be coming off a loss soon
He's already fought Jacare

He really doesn't have any options outside of Costa at this point, and Costa is on quite the streak Phone Post

I believe Anderson (or his management) said he would be interested in fighting Rockhold.
1/16/13 4:12 PM
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da Vinci 81 - Diaz wanted gsp
Melendez wants henderson
Cormier would have wanted jds and still wants jones
Rockhold wants......phillopou?? Phone Post
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He called Anderson out, people on here laughed, talked shit,  and said he didn't deserve it.  

Now he calls out  Philippou (who just beat Boetsch, has 5 wins a row, and doesn't have a fight  lined up) and people are still laughing?

Who should he have called out?

 

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ThEUniT - 
da Vinci 81 - Diaz wanted gsp
Melendez wants henderson
Cormier would have wanted jds and still wants jones
Rockhold wants......phillopou?? Phone Post
Lol Phone Post

He called Anderson out, people on here laughed, talked shit,  and said he didn't deserve it.  

Now he calls out  Philippou (who just beat Boetsch, has 5 wins a row, and doesn't have a fight  lined up) and people are still laughing?

Who should he have called out?

 

Philippou is the best that's not already matched up. Not sure why everyone is whinging. Phone Post
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ThEUniT - 
da Vinci 81 - Diaz wanted gsp
Melendez wants henderson
Cormier would have wanted jds and still wants jones
Rockhold wants......phillopou?? Phone Post
Lol Phone Post

He called Anderson out, people on here laughed, talked shit,  and said he didn't deserve it.  

Now he calls out  Philippou (who just beat Boetsch, has 5 wins a row, and doesn't have a fight  lined up) and people are still laughing?

Who should he have called out?

 

Philippou is the best that's not already matched up. Not sure why everyone is whinging. Phone Post
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it's a good match up.. 

1/16/13 5:13 PM
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I want to see that looks like this UFC On Fox 7 card will future plenty of Former Strikeforce talent.


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