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Rockhold Vows “One Of A Kind KO” at UFC 199

(Former Strikeforce Champion Luke Rockhold)

Luke Rockhold is confident as ever heading into his middleweight title defense at UFC 199 versusMichael Bisping. Rockhold has the advantage of having beat Bisping in their first matchup, and he did so with a spectacular guillotine finish.

But for Rockhold, picking up another win won’t be enough, he wants to end the fight in spectacular finish again, this time with a knockout:

“They’re gonna see a one-of-a-kind knockout,” Rockhold said. “Something they’ve never seen before. I’m gonna put on a clinic.”

Rockhold beat Bisping in pretty impressive fashion already, back in November 2014. The California native knocked the Brit down with a left head kick and finished on the ground with a one-arm guillotine. The victory cemented Rockhold’s place among the elite in the middleweight division. Now, he is the king of that division after taking the belt from Chris Weidman via fourth-round TKO at UFC 194 in December.

Since then, Rockhold has been called cocky by Weidman and smug by Bisping. Not that he really gives a damn.

“People do not like confidence,” Rockhold said. “People hate people that tell them what they’re gonna do. People hate that. It comes off as arrogance, whatever you want to call it. For me, it’s the truth. The truth hurts sometimes and I tell the truth. I don’t talk sh*t. Bisping, other people, they might talk shit. I talk the truth. Just because I know what I’m gonna do. A lot of these guys think they know what they’re gonna do. Few people really do know. And that’s what separates us. I’m gonna go do exactly what I said.”

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Aaron Portier
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