Luke Rockhold on Chris Weidman: ’I’m going to dominate him, and then I will finish him’
Published: 04.12.2015 • 16:40
Chris Weidman may very well be one of the best wrestlers in the middleweight division, but that isn't worrying UFC 194 title challenger Luke Rockhold.
"Weidman has to think twice if he thinks his wrestling is going to dictate where the fight takes place, because I deal with that shitt every day."
"I'm not really concerned about prior résumé. I know exactly who he fought. We've fought the same guys," Rockhold said. "I know how he fought them, and I know how I fought them. I've fought some very, very tough guys in my time. Chris is about to find out, he's got a lot of holes in his game and he just hasn't fought anybody who's been able to exploit them until now. He's going to fight a guy who's not going to… I'm not going to sit there and cower down and let him control the ring. I'm going to stop him in the middle of the cage, I'm going to dominate him, and then I will finish him."
Adjustment is everything," Rockhold said. "Adjustment is what fighting is all about. It's about who can make those switches, who's got the A, the B, the C, and back-up plans, because things don't always work out the way see them sometimes. For the most part, they do for me. I've seen this fight play out many, many times over the years, and I really haven't had to do too much homework.
"I adjust well. I stay relaxed, I stay focused, and we've all seen with Chris, he gets frustrated when you hit him. When things don't go his way, he sacks up, he fights with his balls. Good for him, it got him by to a certain point. But it's about to get him in big trouble. He's got his wrestling gameplan, he's going to get hit, he'll start to strike. He'll go from A to B, you better have C, D, before he realizes he's going to have an F, and he's going to fail."