Former UFC Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold hasn’t competed since losing the title to Michael Bisping at UFC 199.
The former champion feels that the UFC is starting to go down a slippery slope with some of the more recent decision they have made.
“It’s chaos, isn’t it? I think they’re running down a slippery slope,” Rockhold said on UFC Tonight. “Things could easily get out of hand, you never know what these guys are going to do. Georges isn’t going to fight anybody in the top of our division if he wins this fight. Bisping could potentially be in the same boat. I’m bummed they took this route. It’s kind of taken away from the heart of the sport. It’s about the top guys fighting each other. This isn’t WWE. This is fighting. It’s what it’s all about. So when they make moves like this, it definitely makes you question a lot of things of what you’re doing and how you approach things.”
Rockhold was supposed to return at UFC Fight Night 101 against Ronaldo Souza, but pulled out of the fight due to injury. Yoel Romero is another fighter that Rockhold is interested in fighting, but he doesn’t know what the Cuban’s future looks like.
“There’s a lot of fights happening and everyone is kind of tied up, so it just kind of depends what their thoughts are,” Rockhold said. “I know Yoel’s out there waiting. I don’t know what his program is exactly, but if they want to put a real belt on the line I would gladly go fight Yoel for it. But I want security. If I’m going to go fight a top guy, I want to know what my next fight is to unify the title and get that thing going. I’m not here to dance around. I’m here to fight for titles and fight for championship money.”
Prior to coming to the UFC, the former UFC Middleweight Champion also held the Strikeforce Middleweight Title.