Aung La N Sang Thinks Luke Rockhold Has Skillset To Beat Jon Jones
After teasing a move up to light heavyweight for a while, Luke Rockhold has said that he’s definitely making the move up to 205lbs now. Not only that, he has stated that possesses the skills to dismantle the current UFC light heavyweight king, Jon Jones.
Now Rockhold’s team mate at Hard Knocks 365, the ONE Championship two division champion Aung La N Sang, has said the same thing. As he told The Body Lock MMA.
“I do think he [Rockhold] has the skillset that will be a threat for Jon Jones. He’s got a high-level grappling game and he’s got a different dimension that a lot of 205-ers don’t have.
“205 is a better weight class for Luke. He is so much stronger at 205. He walks around naturally at 225 so he’s a big, big guy.
“I’m a good-sized middleweight but I’m a smaller-sized light heavyweight. Luke was cutting a little too much weight. Fight week, it was hard for him to even train. I agree with his decision to go up to 205.”
Rockhold was last seen in action just over a year ago, when he lost to Yoel Romero at UFC 221, via a brutal knockout. Since then, the former champion has struggled with fitness and as yet, has no fight booked.
Aung La N Sang, defends his ONE middleweight title against Ken Hasegawa at the ridiculously stacked ONE: A New Era, in Tokyo on March 31st. It is a rematch from their bout last June, when the Myanmar man won via a fifth round knockout, in ONE’s fight of the year.
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