Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold recently announced his move to light heavyweight, and now that teammate Daniel Cormier has vacated the title and has maintained focus on his heavyweight belt, Rockhold has expressed interest in coming after coming champion Jon Jones.
In a recent interview with TMZ, Rockhold said, ““Hold tight – I’m coming, Princess.”
“I’m moving up to get after him,” Rockhold told TMZ Sports. “That’s what I’m here for.”
The former 185-pound kingpin has been plagued with injuries and blames the cut down to middleweight for many of his downfalls.
“The last couple years, I’ve been compromising myself so much to get down to ’85, and my body just falls apart in training camp the last few weeks,” Rockhold said. “(Being at 205) just feels right. I feel healthy. I feel comfortable, and I’m excited to take down these light heavyweights. I just don’t see a lot there.”
With Jones in his scope, Rockhold watched Jones’ recent UFC 232 main event against Alexander Gustafsson with purpose.
“I thought he looked beatable,” Rockhold said. “He’s good on the feet. He’s tactical. He adjusts, and he fights to his advantages. I like my advantages vs. his.”