A veteran of thirty-four fights, UFC welterweight James Krause has been in MMA for over a decade, appearing on two seasons of The Ultimate Fighter and even fighting for promotions such as Bellator and WEC. In all that time, Krause says there is only one fighter he has encountered that he has a ‘genuine dislike’ for, and that’s Luke Rockhold.
Krause and Rockhold have never fought on the same card during their UFC careers, nor do they fight out of the same camp. Despite this, Krause revealed in a recent ‘AMA’ (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit that he wasn’t a big fan of Rockhold.
Krause: Luke Rockhold. I’m not a fan of the way he treats others.
Fan: Is there a story behind this?
Krause: Not really I’ve just seen him treat badly multiple times.
Fan: Like his opponents or just random people when he’s training?
Krause: Just in public. How he treats people that have no value to him.
Fan: Interesting. I always thought he got a little more heat than he deserved when he’d comment on or trash talk opponents but I didn’t know he was a douche in real life.
Krause: He’s the only one I can think of that I genuinely don’t like.
Krause recently picked up his sixth consecutive UFC win at UFC Sao Paulo earlier this month when he knocked out Sergio Moraes in the third round. Meanwhile, Rockhold has put his UFC career on pause after stating he’s ‘not happy fighting right now.’ The former UFC middleweight champion will compete in a grappling match at Polaris 12 this weekend against Nick Rodriguez.