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Luke Rockhold already teasing UFC return

Following his recent graceful farewell from MMA, Luke Rockhold has already made noises about a possible comeback in 2023.

At UFC 278 this past August, the former middleweight champion of the UFC made a remarkable comeback to the 185-pound weight class in a fight against Paulo Costa. Although Rockhold ultimately lost by unanimous decision, it was one of his most courageous displays in his illustrious career. He received recognition as the Fight of the Night and some well-deserved appreciation from the fight sceptics.

Since 2018, Rockhold, who turned 38 this past October, had dropped his last three fights inside the Octagon. For most athletes, that shortage of success results in a promotional pink slip, but Rockhold is a proven veteran of MMA and someone who probably will forever have a spot in the UFC if he possesses the willingness to perform.

However, as we have observed among all combat sports, retirement declarations hardly ever take hold. And based on Rockhold's most recent social media post, it appears that he may soon join that trend.

The former middleweight champion of the UFC, Rockhold, has a 1-4 record since winning the title in 2015. His defeat against Costa was the latest in a string of three losses, that also consisted of a failed yet another attempt at light heavyweight against former champion Jan Blachowicz. He's got a 16-6 record.

Although Rockhold and UFC president of promotions Dana White have already had tense exchanges, if the former middleweight champion is sincere about making a comeback, UFC is probably going to pick up the call. And anyway, Rockhold is still a well-known character in this area and a contentious character who benefit both parties regardless of his opponents.

If the fan favorite Luke Rockhold has still desire left for the return, the fight should be against Nick Diaz. Diaz is kind of in a similar condition like Rockhold. Both are highly respected and admired by the MMA fans and could produce a hell of a revenue if the agreement is reached with them.

We'll have to wait and see whether Rockhold wishes to join the sport again so soon after quitting.


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