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Luke Rockhold on Vitor Belfort's TRT use: 'I get more satisfaction beating people who are on the stuff' - MMAmania.com
While some, like the aforementioned Bisping, see TRT as "dressed up cheating" and others, like Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson, see fighters under the treatment as "mentally weak," Rockhold doesn't have too much of a problem with it.
He broke it down to Bleacher Report in a recent interview:
"I think the TRT thing should be out in the open before fights and not after they end. I was also under the belief that if you've been caught with performance enhancing drugs in the past, there was no option for TRT... but ultimately it doesn't matter to me. I saw Ben Henderson's statement about TRT and PED's being a weakness and I feel the exact same way. I don't really care. I'm going out there and I'm going to do what I do. I'm going to beat people whether they are on it or they are clean. I'm a clean fighter and I'm going to go out there and I am going to do my job. It doesn't matter to me. Honestly, I get more satisfaction beating people who are on the stuff."
Luke gets cooked....
meanwhile Weidman complains about fighting guys like Belcher, Boetch... let alone killers like Vitor, Lombard, Okami.....
Glad they decided on this fight. I like Rockhold a lot but I am pulling for Vitor in this one. I think he will find Rockhold's head. Rockhold is a great athlete though and could possibly succeed where Bisping failed.
If Vitor wins, he undoubtedly deserves a rematch.
This should be a good fight. I don't know who to take.
I know Hector is facing Okami in a couple of weeks, but Lombard vs. Belfort would be amazing to see.
That's a hell of a main event right there.
Rockhold is going to win. Belfort is a round 1 bully that doesn't like when he is getting hit. He is worst than Overeem at that.
Rockhold will crush Belfort soul in that fight. If it is a 5 round fight, Belfort is not going to the decision.
good fight... this will be a true test for Rockhold... If he wins he will clearly deserve his shot, it will be bigger than anything Weidman has done...
hopefully AS/Weidman can happen in the meantime...
odd how Dana seems so adamant that AS/Weidman wont happen in Brazil... When Anderson never got to fight Chael there like he was promised.
would be a great 1.2. main and co main... It makes sense for a Brazil card, and it would solidify who would get the next shot... granted AS wins, if Chris wins, Anderson likely gets an immediate rematch.
I like to see Luke call out a top fighter...especially someone as dangerous as Vitor... but I have a feeling it will backfire on him and he gets put out just like Bisping does... Its hard to work your standup game on someone like Vitor, without getting caught in the process... He has too much speed.
If could see Rockhold using his leg kicks, great top control, and high-pace to win a decision.
Or Vitor will catch him and knock him out.
Good fight, but I see Rockhold having a similar result as Bisping on this one. Well, Id say it will be a right hand this time around.
realistically, who else is there for vitor to beat at the moment? weidman is either injured or getting the title shot, sonnen is gone for the time being, munoz and stann would be steps down, etc.
and i'd hate to see what he would do to wandy these days...