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Luke Rockhold Has Been Offered The Anderson Silva Fight

April 11, 2017 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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According to, UFC President Dana White confirmed Luke Rockhold has been offered a fight against Anderson Silva at June’s UFC 212. Kelvin Gastelum was recently pulled from the scheduled fight after he received notice of a potential U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) violation for having marijuana metabolites in his system during an in-competition test taken at UFC Fight Night 106 in March. Dana White offered the following comments on the situation…

“Obviously Anderson was willing to take on Kelvin Gastelum, who is a very tough and dangerous guy. I got to talk to Anderson. You all know, everybody in this room knows what it’s like dealing with Anderson. Not that it’s a bad thing; it’s just a process. It’s a process that I’m going to have to go through now.

One of the things that I’ve always respected about Anderson – he didn’t want to fight Chael Sonnen again. He said, ‘The guy is disrespectful, he’s a punk, and he doesn’t deserve to fight me.’ He fought him. There’s always been times where – Anderson steps up, and Anderson fights. Anderson and fought (Daniel) Cormier at (UFC) 200. He’s a stud, man. He’s the (greatest of all time), and I’m looking forward to walking through this process for the Luke Rockhold fight. We’ll see what happens.”