In his final match under the UFC brand, Luke Rockhold battled Paulo Costa in a gripping three-round battle at UFC 278. Rockhold was defeated by unanimous decision, and in the octagon interview that followed the fight, he declared his retirement.
Before to the fight at UFC 278, the former UFC middleweight champion launched an expletive-filled tirade against UFC management. The modest reward that soldiers earn, in Rockhold’s opinion, does not accurately reflect the company’s financial success. He asked for a better wage structure and health insurance, which he feels the UFC ought to offer.
The Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship has become Luke Rockhold’s new home. The BKFC president Dave Feldman revealed earlier this month that on April 29, 2023, at BKFC 41, Rockhold will make his professional debut against Mike Perry.
Darren Till, who was recently unexpectedly fired from the UFC, stated that BKFC had made him a sizable offer. He also stated that he would like to wrestle the victor of Rockhold vs. Perry.
In a recent interview with InsideFighting, Rockhold responded to Till’s callout as follows:
“We can definitely chat. Let’s see what happens. See whether he still desires to engage in combat. We’ll check it out. I have bigger problems to solve.”
“What exactly did Darren Till do? He hasn’t accomplished a lot. I like the kid, but he hasn’t contributed anything throughout the entire game. In every kind of fight, I believe I defeated Till.”
Luke Rockhold and Mike Perry’s forthcoming battle is discussed by Darren Till.
Luke Rockhold will make his Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship debut when he faces Mike Perry in a 185-pound bout that will headline BKFC 41 on April 29 in Denver. Live coverage of the event will be available on BKFC.tv.
Perry has prior experience with the format, having beaten Michael Page and Julian Lane in two separate matches. Luke Rockhold thinks he has the strength and abilities to overcome “Platinum,” despite the fact that Mike Perry has experience.
In a recent interview with MMA Junkie, Darren Till gave a preview of the fight, saying:
Luke is large, whereas Mike is a dog. Luke’s a large dude. Listen, they’re fighting bare-knuckled, but they’re fighting 185. Anything is possible. Does Luke still have his former chin? It’s a terrific fight, so I don’t know. I hope they’re getting compensated for it since they’re going to lose a lot of brain cells.