Luke Rockhold’s plan to come out of retirement in 2023 appears to be taking form. In his appearance on Monday’s episode of the MMA Hour, the previous middleweight champion introduced his launch from the UFC, 4 months after announcing his retirement from the game.
“Your man’s a free agent,” stated Rockhold, who additionally revealed having a “couple of fights” left in his contract. “Free and clear, and I’m prepared and re-inspired to go on the market and do one thing new.
“I’ve paid my dues, and [UFC COO Hunter Campbell] granted me my want.”
The 38-year-old Rockhold determined to name it quits after his UFC 278 loss to Paulo Costa. He’s now trying in the direction of different challenges outdoors of the UFC.
“That door is at all times open, however I need to go and f–ok some folks up. If you’d like bullshit, we will go field, beat up these YouTubers, too.”
“I really feel like I’m simply getting higher. I really feel like I’m discovering my tempo, and it feels good. … I’ve acquired mountains to climb.”
Rockhold’s MMA document stands at 16-6. He’s at the moment on a three-fight skid.
In regards to the writer: Milan Ordoñez has been protecting fight sports activities since 2012 and has been a part of the Bloody Elbow workers since 2016. He’s additionally competed in novice blended martial arts and submission grappling tournaments. (full bio)