Luke Rockhold Lays Down Challenge To Jon Jones
The war of words is just beginning between former UFC Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold, and current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones. Recently, Rockhold claimed that he would be moving up a weight class to put Jones in his place. Speaking on The MMA Hour, Rockhold laid down yet another challenge to “Bones”.
“Jones does not want that fight. He doesn’t want a fight with ‘DC’ at Heavyweight,” Rockhold said(via MMA Mania). “He doesn’t want to give him any confidence. He’s obviously taken what he can to build his confidence to fight him at Light Heavyweight.
“We all know he’s tested dirty twice in a row now or three times, I don’t know what it is. Picograms, or whatever the hell they are. He is obviously compensating for something trying to build himself up.
“‘DC’ at heavyweight is a much more dangerous fighter; he’s looser, moving people, I’ve seen him in the gym. Jones picked his words wisely on trying to bait ‘DC’ on trying to come back down.”
Go Up And Fight DC, Or Wait For Me
Jon Jones is currently scheduled to fight Anthony Smith at UFC 235, and Luke questioned Jon’s intentions of taking the fight. Rockhold told “Bones” to either move up and fight ‘DC’, or stay at 205lbs and wait for him.
“Jones walks around 240 and ‘DC’ walks around 240, fight where you are, fight where you are naturally. If you’re the baddest man on the planet, stop trying to pick off guys like Anthony Smith and let’s stop talking about ‘DC’ the champ-champ and go up to fight him where he’s at, where he is the baddest man on the planet.
“If you want to talk about it, go up and fight him go up to where he’s at, otherwise stay where you are at and I will come to you.”