Luke Rockhold Un-Retired Because "The World Is F--king Boring"

Luke Rockhold is returning to the fight game because he is bored, simple as that.

Rockhold recently ended his retirement and announced a return to professional MMA competition. The former UFC middleweight champion is returning because e world has become boring. He seeks excitement.

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“The world’s fucking boring,” Rockhold said to MMA Fighting. “I need some more excitement. Kind of really comes down to that. Options are limited and I do miss fighting. Fighting is a part of me, and I still have a lot left in me, and the world’s f**king boring and I need something more.”

Rockhold has not competed since UFC 239, where he suffered a second round knockout loss to Jan Blachowicz. One thing Rockhold did before resuming his in-cage career was undergoing a much-needed shoulder surgery.

“I’m getting there,” Rockhold said. “My shoulder’s coming around. I opted to do this shoulder surgery. I had an opportunity to get that done during COVID. Coming around that and everything else is feeling pretty good. Just letting the hands and the wrist and all that [without the] impact of continually punching and cracking and missing. It’s nice. Everything’s coming back together. It’s motivating seeing the current climate of what’s going on out there. I think it needs a little push, it needs some excitement itself.”

Rockhold will return to middleweight when he does eventually compete.

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