Things are heating up between former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold and UFC light heavyweight title challenger Anthony ‘Lionheart’ Smith.
Smith went off at the former champion at the UFC press conference at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. He called Rockhold a ‘f—king piece of sh-t’ and said that he would drill a hole in his head.
The beef between both guys started last year when Rockhold said that he wasn’t too impressed with Anthony Smith and called him a sloppy fighter and that he would beat him easily. Rockhold said that in an interview to Submission Radio last December.
Now since that interview, Luke Rockhold has moved up to the light heavyweight division and Smith has finally let his words go lose at the press conference.
Luke Rockhold: *exists*
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“F**k Luke Rockhold,” said Smith. “The first opportunity I get, I’m gonna drill a hole through Luke Rockhold’s f**king face. I promise you guys that. The first opportunity that I get. After this fight, it doesn’t matter what happens, I’ll fight Luke Rockhold with one f**king leg. I’m going to beat that dude’s f**king ass!”
Anthony Smith is all set to fight Alexander Gustafsson at UFC Fight Night in Stockholm on 1st June 2019.