Luke Rockhold sets demand for fight against Chris Weidman

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Luke Rockhold has made his intentions known about his latest fight.

Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman has voiced his displeasure with UFC officials and its President Dana White.

Weidman's discontent stems from a recent decision that the promotion made regarding the UFC middleweight title and champion Robert Whittaker, who is slated to fight Kelvin Gastelum at a later date that has yet to be revealed after they coach the 28th season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF).

It should be noted that Weidman has been out of action for more than a year now due to a thumb injury he sustained during his last fight against Gastelum in July 2017.

However, that hasn’t stopped him from thinking that he is the “most decorated guy” in the middleweight division that should be enough to get him a title shot.

The UFC has different plans as he's reportedly fighting Rockhold at the upcoming UFC 230 pay-per-view event.

The UFC 230 pay-per-view event is set to take place on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, New York City.

The main card will air on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET while the preliminary card will air on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET and the promotion’s streaming service, UFC Fight Pass.

The former UFC middleweight champion stated in a recent interview that he wants a new contract before accepting this fight.

“No pen to paper,” Rockhold said during a sponsor event in Sioux Falls. (HT: MMA Junkie) “Of course it’s intriguing. Madison Square Garden vs. Weidman – (I’m) No. 2, he’s No. 3. It’s a pretty clear-cut fight. I don’t need to do anything. Business is good. We’re doing business everywhere. I’ve got a lot of things going on. When you show me the right contract, I’ll sign the right contract.”

“I’m nowhere near done fighting. But it’s got to make sense. I’m not going to take off time and lose money to go fight. I love what I do and I know I have a lot more to give in this sport. But these people need to get their contracts straight.

They need to get their priorities straight with what they want and where they want to go. I know what I want. Everything is good. I’m not going to (expletive) lose money fighting. I’m doing very well outside the cage.”

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