Luke Rockhold is open to a submission grappling match against Georges St-Pierre.
St-Pierre is returning to competition at UFC Fight Pass Invitational on December 14, to compete in a submission grappling match.
And Rockhold would like to compete against him.
Here’s what he had to say in a recent MMA Junkie interview:
[If] Georges St-Pierre wants to go, I would go with Georges in a heartbeat.
But, if he’s smart, probably not. I’m too big and too good for him.
Rockhold, who parted ways with the UFC back in 2022, also ventured into the world of bare knuckle fighting – losing to Mike Perry at BKFC.
But, when it comes to a submission grappling match against GSP, he wouldn’t be open to losing too much weight for it:
I’m not going down below 185 pounds. Grappling, I wouldn’t go below 190.
If Georges wants to go, I will meet him 190 pounds any day of the week.
I’d love to do it.
But make no mistake about it. Rockhold isn’t too concerned about the ruleset under which the grappling match would take place.
He would gladly accept the bout and “wouldn’t be taking any prisoners”:
I’ll go straight for your neck. Straight at you. I don’t hold back or any way of fighting.
I’m going to come for you.