The fighter was recently walking his dog and looking for a place to eat when Rockhold was nearly attacked by a “zombie woman.”
“I don’t know what’s going on right now, it’s wild times, just going for a casual stroll with my dog,” Rockhold said to Submission Radio (via Denis Shkuratov). “I was looking for some food and I was walking around a couple of miles away from the house. I went on to Santa Monica Boulevard and, you know, I couldn’t figure out what I wanted, seeing what restaurants were open, and I walked around the corner on Santa Monica Boulevard and there’s a couple of sketchy characters. So, there was this guy and was kind of paying attention to this kid. I walked by him with the dog, and then I see this girl, like maybe 30-ish. She was on the bus stop bench, and she looked bad. Like, homeless, something along those lines.”
“As I got closer, she popped up out of nowhere and ran at me like some zombie or something. It was wild. It was like the last thing I expected. I was just walking and minding my own business with my dog, and this chick just runs at me within 15 feet or something. She just jumped and started to run at me like ‘arghhh’ and she started hocking a loogie like she was gonna spit on me. Like, it was like a full just like trying to scare me or infect me kind of thing. I don’t know what she was on, but it didn’t look like anything I wanted to be around. And it happened so quick, so instinctually. The thing just ran at me and was hocking this loogie, and I was like, ‘What the... ?’ And I didn’t know what to do. And as it got close to me I just reared up with just a vicious front kick and just launched that thing in the air, just like instinctually, and the thing just went up, landed on the ground and literally started quivering like a vampire frying in the sun or something. I was in awe of the situation. The thing was just quivering on the ground. I was like, what the hell just happened? I didn’t know. I wanted to protect myself and document it somehow and I didn’t have my phone with me. The one time I left my phone at the house to charge. It was wild. I just walked away. It was like something out of a movie. No joke. I think like… it was weird.”
Both Rockhold and his dog walked away from the scene unscathed and there is no word yet on whether or not the “zombie woman” was ever apprehended by the authorities.
Rockhold recently stated that he had the itch to fight again, so maybe fighting the “zombie woman” was a good tune up for a UFC return.