Luke Rockhold puts UFC on blast: ‘Your investment is into Dana White,’ instead of fighters

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    Michael Bisping may no longer be UFC middleweight champion, but the effects of his title reign seem to be lingering. Especially since newly minted belt holder Georges St-Pierre, hasn’t exactly shown a ready willingness to step back in the cage at 185 lbs. That means the rest of the 185 elite have been left trying to sort out just where they belong in the division’s title picture.

    And to that end, Luke Rockhold seems to be getting sick of it.

    The former middleweight champion returned to action for the first time – since dropping the belt to Bisping – with a win over David Branch, back in September. And while he’s potentially being lined up for a…


    Luke Rockhold blasts UFC over matchmaking: ‘There’s no rhyme or reason to who gets a title shot’
     
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    I respect the hell out of Luke going on record with that.

    Rockhard aint playing round
     
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    Time to go to Bellator or Rizin Luke ....

    Just do it ....go ahead...I dare you.







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    Luke is the man, and will always be the man.
     
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    The more elite fighters that speak up the better. It needs to be said. I'm sick of it, the hardcore fans are sick of it, and I wouldn't be surprised if casual fans are getting sick of it.

    I'll still eat their dog shit sandwich no matter what, and probably enjoy what they serve with it.
     
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    “I can’t understand what their thought process is these days,” Rockhold said in a recent interview on the MMA Hour(transcript via MMA Fighting). “They obviously don’t have a clear understanding of what they’re doing. They’re not following the recipe that has built this company. I don’t know, man. You invest in the fighters. Invest in the fighters.”

    “No offense, but your investment is into Dana White,” Rockhold continued. “Dana White is not selling pay-per-views. Dana White Lookin’ for a Fight, Dana White Contender Series. Invest in the fighters and you’ll solve your problems. You’ll hit your marks. You’ll sell your pay-per-views. You’ll do your thing. Get it straight.”
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    “There’s no structure, there’s no rhyme or reason to who gets title shot. Nate Diaz is my guy, but the fact that they were even negotiating Nate Diaz for a welterweight title shot? It’s disrespectful to everybody in the f*cking division. These guys are, we work our asses off to get where we are, and it’s pissing me off. It’s losing its integrity and it needs to get back with its roots.”



    Kudos Luke.
    You just went up a few notches in my book.
     
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    Hard to argue against these comments
     
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    The UFC's response: Luke gets a title shot against Robert Whittaker in Australia.

    It's a new era in the UFC. Dana is pretty quiet about a lot of things. Maybe they finally muzzled him?
     
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    They did shut down a good percentage of his vocabulary. Such as “fuck” “foggit” various words that describe women he doesn’t like, and most importantly “listen” (could be mansplaining? Not sure, but havent heard a good “listen” from him in awhile)
     
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    silentsinger We didn't burn him.

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    Shame he wasn't saying all this when he had the belt, it would have had a bit more clout then.
     
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    silentsinger We didn't burn him.

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    Fuck me, I can't take my eyes off it. This is horrendous.
     
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