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Luke Rockhold wants Georges St-Pierre grappling match: ‘I’ll go straight for your neck’

Luke Rockhold is throwing his name into consideration to be Georges St-Pierre’s opponent for his upcoming grappling match.

Rockhold is keen to compete in grappling competition after he parted ways with the UFC this past year and ventured into the world of BKFC and suffered a loss to Mike Perry. He caught wind of former two-division UFC champ St-Pierre’s plans to return at the UFC Fight Pass Invitational on Dec. 14, and Rockhold is all about it.

“Georges St-Pierre wants to go, I would go with Georges in a heartbeat,” Rockhold told MMA Junkie in an interview facilitated by his sponsors at OnlyFans. “But, if he’s smart, probably not. I’m too big and too good for him.”

Rockhold, 38, said the only potential roadblock in the way of a clash with St-Pierre, 42, would be the weight. He’s the larger man, no question, but both men are former UFC titleholders at 185 pounds.

That would have to be the rough weight if they were to share the mats, Rockhold said.

“I’m not going down below 185 pounds,” Rockhold said. “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.”

Rockhold said he would not be picky as to the ruleset for a grappling match with St-Pierre. No matter what format the contest took place under, Rockhold said he would be looking to end it definitively.

“I’ll go straight for your neck,” Rockhold said. “Straight at you. I don’t hold back or any way of fighting. I’m going to come for you.”

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