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Anderson wants to fight … Luke Rockhold??

After UFC 148, a post-coital Dana White said he loved dealing with Anderson Silva, that he was like an artist or a ‘big crazy talented actor’ when it came to setting up fights. Well, ladies and gentlemen, Silva has just started his latest work of art:

“One of Anderson Silva’s managers said that one of the issues with Hector Lombard is he thinks he needs at least three more impressive wins in the UFC. He said that 85 percent of UFC fans don’t even know who Hector Lombard is, who is of course making his Octagon debut on Saturday night.”

“As for Chris Weidman, he said, ‘Well, there’s another great unknown fighter.’ He doesn’t see those match ups as being money making pay-per-view events.”

“He did mention Luke Rockhold, who is the Strikeforce middleweight champion. Alas, Rockhold is contractually tied to Strikeforce, so that fight’s not happening. We’ll have to wait and see, but right now, the Anderson Silva camp not too excited about the options out there.”

Aw, for real? How can you say no to Weidman on the basis of him being a great unknown and then say ‘But that Luke Rockhold, I like the cut of his jib!’ Rockhold is like textbook definition great / unknown. He’s banished to the great / unknown dimension until his Strikeforce contract runs out or Showtime releases him from slavery or whatever the hell that situation is! A dimension where fights between Strikeforce and the UFC can’t happen!! I am using many exclamation points in an attempt to convey how ridiculous I think this is!!!

And Andy has decided he likes the sound of that? Oh, you artiste.

  • Reverend Clint

    andy probably sees rockhold as chael lite and an easy payday

  • Reverend Clint

    luke looks like a metro captain america

  • Blackula Jonez

    Unless Hector,Chris or Luke start taking shit talking classes from Chael none of these are going to be big money fights.

    Unless he goes on to fight Bones which will never happen.

  • Blackula Jonez

    Really wish there was an edit function here.

  • glassjawsh

    rashad would be a MORON not to make the drop and take the immediate title shot that would fall into his lap vitor belfort style.

    and then idiot fans would be all “this is bullshit, he didn’t earn it” and they’d be wrong.  wrong as fuck

    do it rashid

  • frickshun

    Rashid has a fight coming up. But Rashad, I like the sound of that.

    Also, Ryan = funny. Artiste. Jib.

  • Steven

    I get where Hector is unknown and I only heard about Chris after that terrible Maia fight(i know short notice) And while Luke is in Strikeforce he appears very skilled but Luke’s fights are on the same talent level as Hector and Chris.  But the UFC could sell the champ vs. champ angle.  
    All in all I think all 3 of those guys need a few more wins before fighting Andy but I would rather see Hector, Luke and then Chris(not very impressed by him yet.)  BUT MAYBE we can get a JJ or GSP fight instead.

  • theworldsoldestsport

    silva says he wants big money fights, but not if they’re going to be tough (Chael). that was the biggest money available (that or jon jones) but oddly enough, anderson doesn’t want either of those fights. weird.

    but he’s kinda okay with bisping and is okay with rockhold (two lesser talented strikers with little or no takedowns). again, very strange.

  • Reverend Clint

    ^ha wtf I have always thought rockhold was a wrestler… probably becasue i have see 0 of his fights. But after reading about him i have to assume he still sucks

  • SHORT_BUS

    Kind of funny to hear Anderson dismiss Lombard and Weidman because they’re unknown. Isn’t Anderson the guy who was “unknown” and got a title shot against one of the UFC’s golden boys after only 1 fight in the UFC?

  • Blackula Jonez

    Andy started as an unknown in the UFC  but the highlight reeled a fan favorite in Chris Leben.

    I also don’t know how to describe Rockhold but he is the definitive fighter of his division, not good but far from bad.

  • IMAGE

    What is with all these title holders getting to pick who they fight?  Fight who you are told to fight or give up the belt, it is that simple….

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