Luke Rockhold is making the move up to Light Heavyweight after being plagued by injury and two losses at the hands of Michael Bisping and Yoel Romero in the Middleweight division. The former UFC Middleweight champion will face Jan Blachowicz at UFC 239, July 6.
The leap up to 205 has not been unnoticed by Anthony Smith, former contender to the LHW belt, who did not take kindly to Rockhold possibly citing him as an easy opponent. Luke told TMZ that fighting Smith was his first option.
Anthony Smith had his own response at the UFC Seasonal press conference, see below (Credit @MMAFighting):
While most would cower to Lionheart Smith, Luke Rockhold seemingly laughed at the comments and stated that he doesn't think much of Anthony Smith. He believes that a fight with him ''would be an embarrassment to Anthony Smith.'' Both of these fighters are esteemed in their own right and have been to the top and back of their respective weight divisions. However, what is the anticipated result once the pair collide? The bout is possible based on the notion that Luke Rockhold sees a comfortable victory over Jan Blachowicz.