Luke Rockhold: “Belfort is the next best thing to fighting Anderson.”

Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold is set to fight Vitor Belfort at UFC On FX 8: Belfort Vs Rockhold at the end of the month. Rockhold has had his eye on the UFC middleweight division for some time now, and its now time to realize his dream of fighting in the Octagon. While some argued that since he was the reigning Strikeforce champion that he should be matched up with UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, but if you ask Rockhold, fighting Belfort is the next best thing.

UFC On FX 8: Belfort Vs Rockhold takes place on  on May 18 at Arena Jaragua in Santa Catarina, Brazil.

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