The UFC tabled an offer that prompted Luke Rockhold to sign on to a November 27th fight with “Jacare” Souza, but the former middleweight champ isn’t exactly thrilled about the new deal.
A few weeks ago, Rockhold made it clear that he wasn’t happy with his contract, and that he wasn’t interested in fighting for what was being offered. But, a new deal was reached, and now Rockhold will face Souza in the main event of UFC Fight Night 101, which will take place in Melbourne, Australia.
“My contract, I’d done up early on and I was informed that I’d be taken care of if I held up my part of the bargain,” Rockhold said. “I think signing that contract before Machida, beating a champion in Machida decisively, putting him away and putting away Chris Weidman — you know, making a hiccup in Bisping shouldn’t set me back to where I was. And so I had told them how I felt about it and so we moved in a better direction, but I think there’s still a lot of improvement to make.”
If Rockhold can defeat Souza for a second time, his bargaining power will certainly be increased, no question.