Rockhold said following the fight that he wants to earn his UFC middleweight title shot, saying the best way to go about that is by taking on Vitor Belfort in a rematch.
“I want to get back, I want to get a title shot,” Rockhold said in his post-fight interview. “If the UFC will grant me Vitor, I want my rematch. I want to earn my title shot. What better guy to beat than Vitor?”
After Boetsch shot in for a takedown and the two scrambled onto the ground. Rockhold locked on a triangle with the legs.
The Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt transitioned to lock on the kimura, forcing Boetsch to tap out at 2:08 of the opening round.
Rockhold, while adamant that Belfort is his most desired next fight, added that he would also accept a fight with Michael Bisping.
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