Luke Rockhold tasted defeat at UFC on FX 8, a feeling the final Strikeforce middleweight champion has only felt once and that was in 2007. Vitor Belfort needed just the first round to finish Rockhold after landing a spinning heel kick.
While many were left to wonder if TRT was the factor that led to Belfort securing the win, Rockhold doesn’t agree and felt the better person won in that fight.
“I felt good,” said Rockhold at the post-fight press conference. “I saw his punches. I saw everything. I was landing some shots. I felt like I was starting to control things, and then I got caught. It happens. TRT had nothing to do with that kick.”
Rockhold is now 10-2 as his nine fight win streak out of Strikeforce was snapped. The former champion wants to return immediately to action.
UFC on FX 8 was yesterday, May 18, and was headlined with Belfort taking the win.