Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold (10-1) sees wrestling as Vitor Belfort's (22-10) weak link. Rockhold is all but booked to fight Belfort in his UFC debut. The 28-year-old California native told Sherdog he was ready to take the fight everywhere to get past "The Phenom." A keen surfer, Rockhold dived into wrestling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu as a teenager. Half his victories have come by way of submission and if he submits Belfort, it will go a long way towards securing a UFC title shot.
"I like the match-up. I think I match up well with him. I can fight him everywhere - I'm going to have to fight him everywhere. But I'm a kicker and I can wrestle, I can do jiu-jitsu, so I feel like I can take it anywhere I want. Stay on the outside of course then maybe close the distance and wrestle him. He's had problems with wrestlers in the past ... I don't get fazed by big fights. I'll be in there to fight whoever and I'm going to be the same guy everytime. So I'll be ready, I'll have my composure and the fans can decide if I'm deserving or not, but I'll prove I'm worthy."