Former champion asks UFC to sign him again so he can 'finish' Strickland

Luke Rockhold uses spotlight to express interest in returning to the octagon in order to destroy his compatriot in a duel

Sean Strickland

Sean Strickland is a former UFC middleweight champion. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Keeping an eye on the rise of Sean Strickland in the UFC, Luke Rockhold demonstrates that he has aroused interest in returning to a company that has been successful over the years. Out of Ultimate since defeat to Paulo borrachinha, the North American asked Dana White to grant a new contract so that he can 'end' his compatriot's success in the middleweight division (up to 83,9kg).

“If you were Dana White, would you want this guy to fight for the title again? I can't stand seeing this son of a bitch* fighting anymore. Summon me, hire me, Dana. I'm going to f*** with this child's life. I guarantee it”, said Luke in his appearance on the JAXXON podcast.

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Inactive since 2022 in MMA, Luke even ventured into a bare-knuckle boxing match, where he ended up being overcome by Mike Perry and then returned to the path of victory by knocking out his rival in Karate Combat. Former middleweight champion, the athlete has 16 wins and six losses in his professional mixed martial arts career.

L. Rockhold announced his retirement after defeat in UFC 278. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

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On the other hand, Strickland is at the height of his career. After losing the middleweight title to Dricus Du Plessis, the North American recovered by dominantly defeating the Brazilian Paulo borrachinha No. UFC 302. Deciding to wait for the title, the athlete assured that he will not fight again until he has the opportunity to face the champion.

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