If it wasn’t obvious enough already, Luke Rockhold really, really, really doesn’t like Paulo Costa and Sean Strickland.
The former UFC Middleweight Champion was booked against Strickland at UFC 268, but that fight fell through. Fast forward some months and Rockhold is now getting ready for Costa at UFC 278 in August.
Rockhold Goes Off On Costa
Ahead of his grudge match with ‘The Eraser’, Rockhold would take a dig at his fellow middleweights on ‘The DC Check-In’.
“He’s looking for a way out at times,’ Rockhold said, when asked if Costa had a weakness. “He’s not 100% in and that’s a dangerous place to be. I’ve been there, not 100% in.
“I don’t like him. First of all, I don’t like Paulo Costa. Any decent man in the world [doesn’t like him]. You look at the guy and you hear the guy and you’re like ‘f*ck”.
Strickland: Costa and Strickland Are Horrible Human Beings
Rockhold believes Costa and Strickland are two sides of the same coin. The former champion would even go as far as saying Strickland supports pedophiles. Yikes.
“He’s on the different side of Sean Strickland,” Rockhold continued. “Two both just horrible human beings. [Strickland] is out there supporting pedophiles. The guy needs to be written off.”
The 37-year-old may have read recent headlines wrong when claiming Strickland supports pedophiles. Strickland recently went off on coaches Pat Barry and Jim West for ‘grooming’ relationships with their fighters from a young age.
Rockhold Thinks Strickland Beats Alex Pereira
While Rockhold definitely has a disdain for Strickland, he does believe he will win his next fight against Alex Pereira.
“I think [Sean] wins. Sean can wrestle a little bit, he’ll probably just take him down. Pereira just sucks. I think he’s horrible at every other thing other than striking.”