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Morning Report: Luke Rockhold says he’ll finish ‘slow, slow, slow’ Chris Weidman in second round

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Don’t worry about Luke Rockhold lacking any confidence.

The top contender faces UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman Dec. 12 at UFC 194, but Rockhold isn’t feeling the pressure of challenging the No. 3 pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

“I don’t feel nothing,” Rockhold told Submission Radio. “I feel myself going in there and doing my job. That’s what I feel. People want to see this as a close fight? I don’t see it. I think Chris is going to be tough … for a round. Maybe two. I’m going to run away with this fight. I’m going to take the belt home. Another belt to AKA [American Kickboxing Academy].

“Chris is just too slow. He’s too slow. He’s slow. That’s all I’ve got to say. He’s slow, slow, slow.”

13-0 at 31, Weidman only began fighting as a pro in 2009, but Rockhold feels the champ is actually part of the old guard getting ready to exit the sport.

“I think he’s a very tough guy,” Rockhold said of Weidman. “I think he’s got this division at the right time, but it’s a new age. There’s a new crop of guys coming up that are on a different level than ….View original article

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