It looks like Luke Rockhold and Alexander Gustafsson are starting to form quite the beef, as they continue to trade verbal shots.
Things kicked off following Rockhold’s KO loss to Yoel Romero last month, when Gustafsson offered to welcome him to the light-heavyweight division. In addition, “The Mauler” said he’d knock the former middleweight champ out. Prior to Rockhold’s loss at UFC 221, he reported a move to light-heavyweight was coming in the not too distant future.
Well, since then, Rockhold’s told the Swedish star that he’s “coming” for Gustafsson, and that prompted this response today:
@LukeRockhold . Heard u coming for me.. Can’t ask for more .chinny as middle weight. KO’d as a LHW. Fool yourself to believe its the weight cut.
I’ll wait for u!!
— Alexander Gustafsson (@AlexTheMauler) March 9, 2018
There you go. Could this fight take place sometime this summer? There’s also been a lot of talk about Rockhold fighting Michael Bisping for a third time, so, chances are the UFC’s looking at signing that grudge match first.