Luke Rockhold has officially called out Logan Paul for a boxing match.
Rockhold is looking for a high-profile boxing opponent after parting ways with the UFC. He initially called out Jake Paul, but he’s now turning his focus to the older Paul brother. After attending Bellator 290, the former UFC champion was approached in the parking lot for a quick interview with InsideFighting.
While discussing a potential fight against Logan, Rockhold predicted a knockout victory by saying:
“If I don’t knock him [Logan Paul] out, I’ll retire… If I don’t knock Logan Paul out cold, I’d be f***ing out. I’m out, I guarantee it. No, not disappointment. I’d be f***ing devastated, but that ain’t gonna happen.”
Rockhold last fought in August 2022, losing to Paulo Costa for his third consecutive defeat. Since then, the 38-year-old asked to be released by the UFC to pursue other opportunities, and his wish was granted.
It’s unclear when and who Rockhold will fight next. The former UFC champion continues to call out the Paul brothers, but they might not be interested. Nonetheless, the California native surely has offers coming in.
Watch InsideFighting’s interview with Luke Rockhold below:
Luke Rockhold predicts the winner of Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury
Jake Paul has listened to the haters and signed on to fight a legitimate boxer. ‘The Problem Child’ will take on Tyson Fury’s step-brother, Tommy, in Saudi Arabia on February 26. Paul looks to advance his professional boxing record to 6-0 and give Fury his first defeat.
During the same interview with InsideFighting, Luke Rockhold was asked about his prediction for Paul vs. Fury. He had this to say:
“I like Jake [Paul]. I think Tommy [Fury] is not a boxer. He’s a p***y. You gotta have that dog in you. He ain’t got no dog in him. I’ve watched him fight. He doesn’t even finish his punches. There is no commitment to finishing.”
Rockhold will be keeping a close eye on Paul’s next fight. Although he recently called out Logan Paul, the former UFC champion has consistently disrespected ‘The Problem Child’ in hopes of fighting him in the future. Only time will tell if he is the one to take out the former YouTuber.