On his announcement of his weight heavyweight clarification, UFC Middleweight champion former Luke Rockhold wants a fight against Jon Jones. Instead, the current 205-kilo title holder was made yellow, so Anthony Smithe faced the first defense to recover UFC 232 belt on December 23.
Smith won the triumphs of veterans Rashad Evans and Shogun Rua last year, and earned a three-month-old performance of the victory of the Volkan Oezdemir victory. However, despite some of these achievements, Rockhold is not surprised by the third among three-teamers.
"Anthony Smith got a title," said Rockhold in a recent episode of MMA Hour (MMA Fighting). "He could not get the top 10 Olympics midway … [Smith’s fight against Jones] It will be less than the forehead. That's why I do not understand why they did that fight. "
"[Corey Anderson] maybe it might take some rounds [against Jones]. I think that Jane probably matches the toughest guys. Just a tough permanent person. It has not been trained in many ways, but is persistent. "
With regard to its schedule, Rockhold is still trying to fight during the first half of the year, against the opposing classification.
"I was shooting at the end of March, but we are now in early April, it's about retaliation against rivals. I know Jon was a really cool fight, for some reason, so he got the Anthony Smith fight [at UFC 235], so we'll see it.
"I know they're just about a couple of other boys, I think Thiago Santos and Jan Blachowicz [are matched up]. Corey Anderson looks decent another night [at UFC 232] too I'm looking for a guy. "
Rockhold will be an interesting spectator for Jones and Smith UFC 235 to fight UFC on March 2nd Las Vegas.