“Who the Fu*k Wants a Snake on the UFC”- Luke Rockhold Shocked at UFC’s Apparel Choice

Published 09/14/2021, 10:20 AM EDT
PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 16: Luke Rockhold celebrates after defeating David Branch in their middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside the PPG Paints Arena on September 16, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Recently, Luke Rockhold appeared on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani. The former UFC middleweight champion talked about various things related to his MMA career. Rockhold even ended up talking about how he hates to wear an outfit with a snake in it.

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During the interview, Helwani asked Rockhold about how he thinks about the new deal with Crypto.com. Recently, the UFC had sold the branding rights to the apparel worn by fighters in the Octagon. Crypto.com is now the official fight kit partner for the promotion. It had been reported that the partnership is a 10-year deal for $175 million.

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However, the thing that surprised many was that the fighters would not get any cut from the same. Helwani asked Rockhold about the same and how he felt about fighter not getting their cut. While Rockhold seemed upset by the same, the fighter went on to talk about another deal the UFC had earlier this year.

Recently, the UFC had partnered with Venum, who will now make all UFC performance fight gear. The logo of Venum is understandably a snake that is visible on the jerseys of all UFC fighters. Rockhold seemed clearly upset about that as he said, “You know what su*ks is wearing a fu*ing snake on my goddamn fu*king thing.”

“Who the fu*k wants a snake on the UFC, like you think the NBA or the fu*king MLB they got a fu*king snake on their outfit. What the fu*k is this shit. That pis*es me off. I don’t want to wear no snake on my outfit.”

“Basketball players have got a basketball player, baseball payers have got a baseball player in there. We got a fu*king snake.”

What’s next for Luke Rockhold?

Rockhold has been a professional MMA fighter since 2007 and has since competed in 21 professional MMA fights. The fighter has a record of (16-5) and last competed in the UFC back in July 2019. Rockhold had faced Jan Blachowicz at the UFC 239 event and had lost via a 2nd round KO.

Ever since then, the fighter has been away from the Octagon with fans eagerly waiting to see him return to action. Now finally, the fighter is expected to face Sean Strickland at the UFC 268 event this November. This fight will be tough for Rockhold as he is returning to action after more than 2 years.

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Add to that the fact that Strickland has been in great form winning his last 5 UFC fights. Therefore, Rockhold will have to perform incredibly well if he wants a victory.

Do you think Luke Rockhold can defeat Sean Strickland? Let us know in the comments.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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