There have been plenty of mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters who have been fortunate enough to land several opportunities outside of fighting, thanks to their success inside the cage or simply due to their looks, charisma, or “it” factor.
Whether it’s Ronda Rousey breaking into Hollywood, Paige VanZant “Dancing with the Stars,” or even Randy Couture and Georges St-Pierre getting into the movie business, there isn’t a shortage of combatants who have set themselves up nicely for life after (or during) fighting.
Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is the latest MMA star to realize some of those perks, as he recently revealed on The MMA Hour that he has plenty of big deals in the works in the fashion world.
“I’m doing well. I’m here (in New York) next week for fashion week. I‘ve got some big contracts that we are working up right now. I’m meeting some top brands and talking about some deals we can potentially jump into in that market, as far as modeling. I’m talking about getting paid. We’ll keep it under wraps. But we are talking top tier brands.”
For Luke, while he is a fighter first, he says he can’t simply turn down other opportunities outside of the cage that are presented to him if it means more coin for his piggy bank.
“I’m a fighter at heart, but I am here to get paid. If there is more potential there, I will take it and we are talking big numbers. So I can laugh, let my body heal and wait until the time is right to come back when it makes sense.”
When asked about a rumored fight between he and Yoel Romero at UFC 205 on Nov. 12 in New York, Rockhold didn’t confirm it, but did say he would consider all ….View full article
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