TMZ Sports bumped into the 38-year-old (retired, for now, not less than) former UFC champion at LAX on Friday … and requested him concerning the Problem Child’s foray into MMA.
“Stop trying to fight little dudes. F***ing  pounders. You’re a middleweight. If you want to fight a middleweight, I got hands. We can do anything we want. I really don’t care. I’d beat that guy in my sleep.”
As we beforehand reported, 26-year-old Paul just lately signed a multi-fight, multi-year deal with PFL … and wasted no time by calling out Nate Diaz for a boxing and MMA battle.
Diaz hasn’t but accepted the problem … and if he does not, Rockhold is greater than able to step in.
“I got some freedom to do some things and as you can see, I like throwing hands these days,” Luke stated, including, “fight people your own f***ing weight. Straight up. And champions, a real champion, a real contender. A real someone who can put you on your ass. not old guys, 55-year-olds, or lightweights. You can’t even get above a welterweight, dog, So, step up.”
Paul additionally just lately began coaching in jiu-jitsu … and was an newbie wrestler by highschool.
Luke and Jake have some historical past. Paul was vital of Rockhold after his final UFC battle in August, when he misplaced a choice to Paulo Costa.
Jake tweeted, calling Luke’s efficiency “dog s**t”, saying it was an “embarrassment for the sport.”
Rockhold retired after UFC 278 … however it’s clear he is nonetheless bought numerous battle left in him, and freed from a UFC contract, Luke and Jake might lastly get their likelihood to punch the hell out of one another!