Luke Rockhold shows tooth damage after BKFC 41 loss and vows he’s not done
Luke Rockhold’s face has all the damage of a brutal BKFC 41 debut loss to Mike Perry on Saturday.
Rockhold, a former UFC and Strikeforce champion, suffered a second-round TKO loss to Perry at 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colo. The fight was stopped when he ate a stiff shot, then removed his mouth piece, convincing the referee to wave off the action.
BKFC president David Feldman revealed Rockhold’s “teeth got cracked” at the post-fight press conference, and Rockhold verified as much on Sunday when he posted a video statement to Instagram showing all the aftermath on his face.
“Well f*ck,” Rockhold said in the video. “What can I say? You can check bareknuckle off the list. Some crazy sh*t. Those little knuckles got me, square on the front two (teeth). Maybe a beard. Maybe a better mouthpiece. It was a good fight. It’s a shame that it ended that way. Motherf*cker Mike, you tough bastard. Congrats. I’m not done. Some gloves would be nice, though.”
Rockhold did not speak further on what the future holds for him. The 38-year-old parted ways with the UFC in 2022 after he asked for his release, then joined BKFC and lost his debut to Perry.
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