Back in 2015, it looked like Luke Rockhold was the UFC’s next big thing. But then Michael Bisping nailed him. Since then, Yoel Romero and Jan Blachowicz have also brutally knocked him out. A win over David Branch is his only victory since dropping the middleweight title.
However, Rockhold wants to fight again. A rematch against fellow former champ Chris Weidman is on the cards. He’s ready to go and even recently beat a homeless lady. Yes, you read that correctly.
Rockhold told Submission Radio how deranged zombie woman attacked him. He defended himself in savage style. Watch the clip and read it below.
Rockhold described his encounter in detail. He met the woman at a bus stop and straight away it was clear that something was wrong. Bloody and crazy-looking, all was not right. So when she ran at him and aimed to spit at him, he freaked out. He said:
“She was on the bus stop bench, and she looked bad. Like, homeless, something along those lines. And she looked like, probably meth or something and just nasty, nasty look, a lot of crap all over her [face], maybe some blood or something I saw. She was super out of it. [She] glanced up at me like real quick, looked down. I didn’t think anything of it, and I just kind of just stayed on my path on the edge on the sidewalk and I started walking.
“As I got closer, she popped up out of nowhere and ran at me like some zombie or something. It was wild. It was like the last thing I expected. I was just walking and minding my own business with my dog, and this chick just runs at me within 15 feet or something. She just jumped and started to run at me like ‘arghhh’ and she started hocking a loogie like she was gonna spit on me. Like, it was like a full just like trying to scare me or infect me kind of thing. I don’t know what she was on, but it didn’t look like anything I want to be around.”
However, his reaction was violent. The woman came at him so he reacted by front-kicking her. In these times you can’t spit at anybody so he was right. Rockhold gave a vivid description of her quivering like a vampire. He said:
“And it happened so quick, so instinctually. The thing just ran at me and was hocking this loogie, and I was like, ‘what the fuck?’ I didn’t know what to do. And as it got close to me I just reared up with just a vicious front kick and just launched that thing in the air and just like instinctually. And the thing just went up, landed on the ground and literally like started quivering like a vampire frying in the sun or something.
“Honestly, it happened so quick, I didn’t even think of anything. I thought she wasn’t even paying attention, I thought she was pretty out of it on drugs or something. She just like glanced up for a second, maybe like 25 feet away. But when I got near her, maybe like 15 feet, she just got up and ran at me. It was funny because you could see her getting the spit ready. She must have had like dry mouth or something, cause I watched that, like, I caught her like mid projection, straight down the middle, this nasty kick right out of nowhere.
Unfortunately, Rockhold missed his bus. As soon as he dropped her, he was out of there. There was no hanging around because who knows how she would have reacted. He marveled at how the spit didn’t connect. To be fair, he was lucky, because it would probably have knocked him out. Rockhold said:
“I didn’t have time to think about it but, I watched the spit hang in the air and like pretty much fall right on top of her. And I was like, how did I come out of this clean and not get touched? It was unbelievable. And I was just like, checked myself, nothing touched me, nothing got on me, and I was like, I’m out of here.”