Luke Rockhold hails from Santa Cruz, Calif. , growing up surfing, wrestling and being surrounded by sports as part of an extremely athletic family. He picked up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and started dabbling in kickboxing, and soon his raw talent and athleticism led him to mixed martial arts. His coaches recognized greatness in the making. The southpaw’s professional career kicked off in 2007, and he continued to rise in the ranks of the middleweight division before earning the ultimate crown of champion.
Rockhold is a physical specimen, a natural athlete with authentic skill and grace. His daily workout regime includes agility drills, footwork practice, sparring, power lifting and cardio—an already fierce combo that only intensifies when he enters fight camp. He’s powerful in the cage and just as driven to excel out of it.