Luke Rockhold might already be teasing a comeback

Luke Rockhold retired following his loss to Paulo Costa at UFC 278 and then doubled down on that announcement on Instagram shortly after.

“I want to retire. I want to work on life like I did a f*cking fraction of on my break, but I want to get my f*cking body together, get my health together. Health is wealth, ultimately, and my body is f*cking deteriorating and a fight doesn’t help that,” Rockhold posted on Instag. “So, I want to get my body back, but I’ll never close the door (on MMA). Once I get my health fully back, and I get my body where I want, and I start performing and not hurting myself, (then) maybe, maybe, maybe, I’ll make another run at this thing – one, two, three years down the line.”

But now it seems like he might be ready to step back in … much sooner than he thought.

“Putting the old rig to the test. 2023 could get interesting,” Rockhold posted on Instagram. The image was taken at RVCA in Costa Mesa, seemingly after a day of sparring.

When he retired he was running on a three-fight losing streak.

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