twitter google

Anderson Silva Is Luke Rockhold’s ‘Dream’ Fight

Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has made a rapid climb up the division ranks since claiming the belt. He’s also defended the title against UFC veteran Keith Jardine, and is expected to face Tim Kennedy in his next defense.

However, there is one fighter out there that gets Rockhold’s juices flowing the most: UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

In a recent interview with Mike Chiappetta of MMA Fighting, Rockhold discussed his interest in taking on the fighter many considered one of the best of all time.

“It’s the dream fight. I’m here to fight the best in the world, and it’d be a dream to fight Anderson Silva. If I didn’t fight him before his career was over, it would be a disappointment to me. I want to fight the best in the world, and fighting him would be amazing. And getting him while he’s champion? Everyone wants to be that guy to beat him. I want to go down in the books. I hope he keeps going, because I want that fight.”

Rockhold and Kennedy have each been told they are likely to square off later this year, though any actual agreements have yet to take place. The fight is expected to go down in July, and should provide a strong challenge to the title reign of Rockhold.

Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

UFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs. Thompson

Event Date: February 6, 2016
Broadcast: PPV, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 149: Shamrock vs. Gracie

Event Date: February 19, 2016
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 83: Cowboy vs. Oliveira

Event Date: February 21, 2016
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 150: Galvao vs. Dantas 2

Event Date: February 26, 2016
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 84: Silva vs. Bisping

Event Date: February 27, 2016
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 151: Warren vs. Caldwell

Event Date: March 4, 2016
Broadcast: Spike TV