Strikeforce middleweight champ Luke Rockhold has always sought thrills throughout his upbringing. Now, as an MMA fighter, Rockhold gets to experience the highest of highs each time he steps inside the cage.
For Rockhold, growing up, it was all about surfing and finding his niche. MMA turned out to be just that for him.
“I always believed I could be a professional athlete, I just wanted to find something to be happy,” said Rockhold, in a recent interview with Showtime. “I found jiu-jitsu in high school.”
An adrenaline-junkie, Rockhold says he experiences the ultimate high when he competes in the cage, adding, “It’s like nothing I’ve ever felt before in my life.”
Saturday night, Rockhold will defend his title for the first time against Keith Jardine in the main event of Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine. The main card will be televised live on Showtime and also features fights with “King” Mo Lawal, Robbie Lawler, and Tyron Woodley.
Check out the video of Rockhold, titled, “I Am A Fighter,” below: