Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold likes the idea of a Strikeforce vs. UFC theme to UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Melendez in April. The card already features a pair of Strikeforce vs. UFC fights, and Rockhold is interested in joining in.
Rockhold recently appeared on MMAjunkie.com Radio and said he is intrigued by a bout with Vitor Belfort. The former UFC champion recently stunned Michael Bisping.
“Vitor looked pretty good the other night,” Rockhold said. “He turned back the clock and looked like his old self. He’s a legend, and I’d be honored to fight the guy. I think that makes a lot of sense.”
The card, which goes down April 20 from San Jose, features UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson defending his title against Gilbert Melendez, who last held the Strikeforce 155-pound title. Also, ex-UFC champ Frank Mir will meet Daniel Cormier, the winner of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix last year.
“Personally, with this card and San Jose being the home of Strikeforce, this being a Fox card, let’s just do an all UFC vs. Strikeforce card,” Rockhold said. “I’d like to come in there and make a splash.”