Luke Rockhold said, “I believe I’ve been the best in this sport for a long time” in response to being asked if he feels like he wasn’t given enough credit coming into the UFC as a Strikeforce champion. He continued to talk more specifically about his fight with Chris Weidman and the guillotine which is one of his preferred moves. Chris Weidman is tough and Luke “couldn’t believe he came back in the 4th round.” Luke also talked about how important it is to be surrounded by a great team and training partners.
Rockhold also illuminated his struggles with the fight. “I was just exhausted. I’ve never been that exhausted before in my life.” He had been on anti-biotics for the last two weeks for cellulitis of his foot-“it’s just been draining my body”.
Watch here as Luke Rockhold addresses the press as the new UFC middleweight champion.