The majority of Strikeforce’s stand-outs have already been booked for upcoming action in the Octagon. However, middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is still waiting for an opponent even though he’s already attempted to call out Costa Philippou and Vitor Belfort. While Rockhold is still anxiously awaiting news from the Zuffa brass, it looks like he can at least rest comfortably with the knowledge his employers are listening to his pleas and looking to put him in a match-up as soon as possible.
UFC President Dana White revealed the organization’s matchmaking team is attempting to book a bout between Rockhold and Belfort. If scheduled, the scrap would either result in Rockhold establishing himself as a contender in the eyes of UFC fans or give Belfort another win under his belt with which to make a claim at top contendership.
Rockhold is 10-1 with nine straight wins to his credit including success against the likes of Keith Jardine, Tim Kennedy, and Ronaldo Souza. Comparably, the 22-10 Belfort has come out with his hand raised in his last three tilts at 185 pounds, most recently knocking Michael Bisping out at UFC on FX 7.
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