Santa Cruz, California is an amazing city. UFC middleweight Luke Rockhold is an amazing fighter. Santa Cruz, just a 45 minute drive outside of San Jose is blessed with a beautiful boardwalk along with picturesque beaches. Luke Rockhold, just about two wins away from a UFC middleweight title shot is blessed with a full and healthy man-beard along with a passion to roam California golf courses in sandals when he’s not working hard in the gym.
In the latest Gym Escape episode, Rockhold takes viewers outside the friendly confines of his American Kickboxing Academy office and into some the finest surf spots and putting greens the Bay Area has to offer.
Rockhold is set to co-headline UFC Fight Night 55 versus Michael Bisping in Sydney, Australia. The fight between Rockhold and Bisping is a 185 pound elimination fight with both men looking to build momentum inside the division.
Rockhold comes into the fight already 2-0 on the year with two first round finishes against Tim Boetsch and Costas Philippou under his board shorts. Bisping is 1-1 in 2014 and is coming off a four round TKO destruction against Cung Le in August.
Will Rockhold’s lush and full beard play a factor in his fight versus Bisping? Will Rockhold walk to the cage in his golfing sandals? Will Bisping say he doesn’t like fun boardwalk games and long strolls on the Santa Cruz beach just to get under Rockhold’s skin? The beef between Rockhold and Bisping could go so many different directions, hopefully the lovely city of Santa Cruz and their delicious boardwalk eateries don’t get caught in the crossfire.