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UFC president Dana White has offered Luke Rockhold a fight against rising middleweight contender Sean Strickland.

Dana White confirms Sean Strickland as Luke Rockhold

According to UFC president Dana White, he has offered the former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold his comeback fight against the no.8 ranked middleweight prospect, Sean Strickland. There is no information regarding the fight’s date or venue. Also, there is no confirmation of whether Luke has accepted the fight against Sean. But the fight does make sense considering the rise of Sean in the middleweight rankings and the fact Luke said that he wants to fight someone from the top as he is the former middleweight champion, so the matchup does make sense.

Luke Rockhold has been offered Sean Strickland as his next opponent per Dana White.

Sean Strickland can fight Luke Rockhold next

Sean Strickland

At UFC Vegas 33, Strickland put on a five-round showcase to win a lopsided unanimous decision over former training partner Uriah Hall. It was his fifth consecutive win. After the fight, he stated that he wants to keep on fighting as he knows that’s the only way he can climb up the ranking and his goal is not the title but to keep on fighting and earn money.

“If you like to f*cking hurt people, you’re in the right sport,” Strickland shouted. “I would love nothing more than to kill somebody in the ring. Nothing more. It would make me super happy.

“I would own that sh*t, too. I don’t know if it would make me liable, I might have to say I’m sorry if the cops came, but I would own that sh*t. Own it. Be a psychopath, it’s f*cking fun!”

“I’m probably the last person they want as the champion,” Strickland said. “‘So Sean what do you think about the UFC?’ I mean it’s cool, they pay me well, it’s cool. I’m the last one they probably want to be the champion.”

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In 2018, Rockhold announced he will be moving up to light heavyweight due to harder weight cuts that have led to numerous injuries during training. Rockhold’s light heavyweight debut took place against Jan Błachowicz at UFC 239. Rockhold lost the fight via knockout in the second round. After that, he even announced his retirement but he soon announces that he will be fighting again.

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