On Dec. 12, Luke Rockhold will try to add a UFC championship belt to his trophy case as the former Strikeforce titleholder takes on middleweight champion Chris Weidman in the UFC 194 co-main event.
“I’m not so much worried about Chris. We’re just focusing on myself and my attributes, my intangibles that he doesn’t have. He wants my speed, my athleticism, and my overall game. I believe I have more cardio, I have more heart, more will, (I’m) more technical in every aspect of the game.” Rockhold recently told Submission Radio.
The heavy-handed Weidman is a former Division I All-American in wrestling, but that doesn’t concern Rockhold.
“I respect his wrestling. I think he thinks it’s going to play too much of a role. I’m gonna shut down his wrestling. I’m gonna open up every other hole in his game,” said the 31-year-old contender. “I think he’s slow and he’s gotten by on his toughness and his wrestling. I’m gonna be faster, I’m gonna hit him harder, and I’m gonna challenge him in ways he hasn’t (been challenged before). I’m gonna put on a pace that he hasn’t felt before, and I’m not running from the man. Trust me. ….View original article