Darren Until has been known as out by former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold for a blockbuster bout on the O2 Enviornment in London.
The Liverpool-native has simply moved as much as 185lbs and is at present 1-1 after a slender loss to former champion Robert Whittaker on Battle Island.
In the meantime, Rockhold is returning to the UFC after retiring on the finish of final yr.
The American Kickboxing Academy graduate was brutally knocked out by Jan Blachowicz in his one and solely battle at light-heavyweight, however a return to middleweight to face ‘The Gorilla’ seems to entice him.
“I just like the [Darren] Until battle. Until can be a enjoyable battle, it will be enjoyable to do within the O2 enviornment… I don’t know the way I really feel combating with no followers,” Rockhold stated on Meals Truck Diaries with Brendan Schaub.
“It takes all that steam out, all of the wind out of your sails.
“I like making historical past, I like going on the market, the cream rises to the highest once you put all of the strain on.
“It’s the strain; it’s the impediment of combating that’s the reason I adore it.”
Supplied he can get better from a knee damage sustained in opposition to Whittaker, Until is scheduled to face Jack Hermansson later this yr.
UFC London usually takes place in March, with followers hopefully allowed again in attendance. And if Hermansson prevails, then Rockhold will goal him as a substitute.
“I like Jack Hermansson, child has achieved effectively for himself. Chris Weidman is all the time opening his mouth, I might like to shut his mouth,” Rockhold added.
“He’s all the time speaking post-fight as if he beat me or would beat me and by no means actually shut up about it.
“There’s nothing worse than a man than when you beat them and so they simply hold operating their mouth. I wouldn’t thoughts closing that door.”