Luke Rockhold was the last man standing with the middleweight belt the final Strikeforce event was held. The whole promotion has now been rolled into the UFC, and now Rockhold is scheduled to fight Vitor Belfort at UFC On FX 8: Belfort Vs Rockhold. It is no secret that Belfort is one of the fighters that has an exemption to use Testosterone, and although UFC President Dana White has voiced his displeasure about it, Belfort is still allowed to us it ahead of his fight with Rockhold. Rockhold said that Belfort might have advantages, but he has a laundry list of his own advantages in the octagon.
Rockhold told MMA Corner:
“I think my advantages is everywhere really. Vitor will always have fast hands, he has good power, but I pose a lot of problems myself. I’m a longer fighter, I have better kicks than him. I believe my advantages are on the ground, in wrestling, in the distance in the stand up. I have plenty of ways to win this fight. And most of all, I got more heart than Vitor. I think I’m more of a man than Vitor.”
Rockhold on TRT / Vitor Belfort’s exemption.
“I think it’s a crock of sh*t personally. I don’t understand it. I think Nevada set the standard for most of the other states. And it’s like the NBA and Baseball, if they travel overseas, they’re not going to be permitted to use steroids just because they’re overseas. I think it’s just crap. But at the same time, if they’re not going to punish him, I will. And I believe it hurts you in more ways than it helps you.”
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