The former UFC Middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is looking to make his comeback inside the Octagon in 2021. He last fought against Jan Blachowicz in June 2019 that was his Light Heavyweight debut and he lost the fight by knockout.
Since Rockhold lost his middleweight title against Michael Bisping he only managed to win only one fight against David Branch and now he is looking to revive his legacy. In this, his long-time friend and the G.O.A.T of UFC Lightweight division Khabib Nurmagomedov is willing to help him.
In his latest interview with TMZ Sports, Luke Rockhold says, “He’s assuming this coaching role now, He’s like, ‘You can’t be the master. You can’t be the boss. I have to coach you.’ He’s going off on me, wanting to coach now.”
“He wants to be a big part of my comeback. It’s pretty funny to see Khabib assume this role. He’s going for ‘Coach of the Year.’ That’s what he wants – he wants to be the next great thing and follow in his dad’s footsteps. That’s what his dad always did.”
Talking about his return Luke Rockhold added, “I think realistically, it’s summer time – late summer return, I’ve got to get my body right. My shoulder’s been an ongoing issue, but it’s finally coming around and getting to a point where I have confidence in it to let it go.”
“I’m pressing to get in shape and it feels good to be back in the gym – finally getting a little fire back.”
Luke Rockhold will be returning to Middleweight
Luke Rockhold Light Heavyweight stint is halted by the current champion Jan Blachowicz and he is looking to return back to his original weight class now. He added, “I believe ’85 is my calling,”
“I’m about 205 pounds right now, and I’m just naturally there. It wasn’t really me to bulk up. I was lifting weights and doing my thing to get up to 205, and I could barely hold 215, 220 at best.”
“I feel good. This is my championship weight. This is where I’ve done all my damage, and I like the route to victory, what’s ahead of me, so I’m ready to go.”