Luke Rockhold is eager to get back in the Octagon.
Rockhold has not fought since he was knocked out by Jan Blachowicz at UFC 239 in his light heavyweight debut. It was his second KO loss in a row and many wondered if that would be the end of the road for the former middleweight champion.
Since the loss, Rockhold has been rehabbing injuries and after shoulder surgery, he is targeting a summer return against a sexy name.
“They’ve (UFC) been reaching out, talking, just keeping tabs on my situation and letting me know that they’re interested,” Rockhold told Submission Radio (via MMAJunkie). “As am I, when the time’s right, when something really kind of appeals to me, it’s sexy. I want to come back for something that gets me excited, and I want to come back when I’m ready when my body’s ready. And I think early, late summer would be ideal. It’s just matching up with the right person and the right thing that’s going to put me to where I want. I’m not looking to just play around.
“I wanna go straight to the gut of this division and most likely 185. Not ruling out 205, but I really just gotta push my body to get in shape and see where it wants to go. Right now, I’m light. I’m like 205-208 (pounds) right now, and I think that legitimately it’s going to be looking like I’m going back to middleweight. But we will see. If something pops up, you never know. If a fight falls apart like many injuries do and COVID and everything that happens, I could be ready sooner than later.”
Who Luke Rockhold will fight is uncertain. However, he is still a big name so it is likely he will get a top-ranked opponent to try and get back to a title shot.