Luke Rockhold holds no longer the rest once more in F-bomb-filled fighter pay rant: ‘Our lives are on the f—king line’

Luke Rockhold holds no longer the rest once more in F-bomb-filled fighter pay rant: ‘Our lives are on the f—king line’

Luke Rockhold is simply letting it all out ahead of his return this weekend (Sat., Aug. 17, 2022) at UFC 278 in Salt Lake The town, Utah.

Tasked with the undertaking of Paulo Costa inside the evening’s co-main fit, the former UFC Middleweight titleholder could also be letting his feelings be known on the reoccurring issue of fighter pay. Rockhold, 37, believes such a lot has changed given that promotion purchased to WME-IMG in 2016 … on the other hand now not necessarily for the better.

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“Root against me for what? What’re they gonna do?” Rockhold asked at UFC 278 media day. “Root against me, do your issue, dude. I’m proper right here to battle. I’m now not saying the remaining that’s now not exact. The whole lot I’m saying is justified and truthful. Just because I will be able to must be able of power quicker than I say this s—t, f—ok off, I got no longer the rest to lose. I don’t need this business. I actually like preventing and I’m proper right here to battle the best motherf—kers and this happens to be the place where it’s finished.

“The company is f—king emerging and they’re enforcing other little stupidass bonuses,” he endured. “$5,000 proper right here, $5,000 there … $50,000, man. We’ve been stuck in this motherf—ker for f—king 20 f—king years. I indicate, once more when ‘GSP’ (Georges St-Pierre) fought Jake [Shields], what was it, $100,000? F—king there was emerging. When Lorenzo and Frank [Fertitta] have been working the show, there was exact grounding wires. The ones guys don’t know what they’re doing. They’re merely letting Dana [White] run the show and suppress the sport. They need to increase, this complete f—king issue will have to increase together. Our lives are on the f—king line. Smartly being care will have to be sorted, our f—king smartly being will have to be sorted. Mine has now not been sorted.”

Rockhold’s run in mixed martial arts (MMA) took a turn for the worse in that exact same 365 days UFC was purchased by way of Zuffa, shedding his identify in a short-notice rematch against Michael Bisping at UFC 199. Since then, Rockhold has lengthy long gone 1-2, having out of place his ultimate two bouts with the latest coming in his Mild Heavyweight debut against Jan Blachowicz in March 2019.

Certainly, with Dana White’s recent comments highlighting the unlikeliness of such coming near near trade as long as he’s around, it for sure most simple added fuel to the fireside for Rockhold.

“There’s a lot of problems that need to f—king trade,” Rockhold said. “I’m merely now not gonna be scared to say it. Everyone needs to [keep quiet] on account of they need to get that f—king identify shot and switch up and this … I’ve f—king finished it all. It’s like, yeah, this is business. Every business is like this. It’s about leverage. It’s a game of leverage in existence and it’s about all the time retaining the upper hand. It’s now not merely proper right here, it’s in all places. And for individuals who let the ones motherf—kers think that they have got that leverage, it’s most simple gonna increase above you. So, it’s merely folks understanding their value.”

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