Luke Rockhold (16-5) says he made quick work of a deranged woman who chased after him in public. The former UFC middleweight champion shared the story with Submission Radio.
“I was just going for a casual stroll with my dog,” the former UFC middleweight champion began. “I walked around the corner on Santa Monica Boulevard and there a couple of sketchy characters. So, there was this guy and was kind of paying attention to this kid. I walked by him with the dog, and then I see this girl, like maybe 30-ish. She was on the bus stop bench, and she looked bad. Like, homeless, something along those lines. And she looked like, probably meth or something and just nasty, nasty look, a lot of crap all over her [face], maybe some blood or something I saw. She was super out of it. [She] glanced up at me like real quick, looked down. I didn’t think anything of it, and I just kind of just stayed on my path on the edge on the sidewalk and I started walking.”
That is where things took an unexpected turn.
“As I got closer, she popped up out of nowhere and ran at me like some zombie or something. It was wild. It was like the last thing I expected,” he continued. “I was just walking and minding my own business with my dog, and this chick just runs at me within 15 feet or something. She just jumped and started to run at me like ‘arghhh’ and she started hocking a loogie like she was gonna spit on me. Like, it was like a full just like trying to scare me or infect me kind of thing. I don’t know what she was on, but it didn’t look like anything I want to be around.”
Rockhold, who at this point in the interview began referring to the woman as a “thing,” instinctually defended himself.
“The thing just ran at me and was hocking this loogie, and I was like, what the f—k? And I didn’t know what to do. And as it got close to me I just reared up with just a vicious front kick and just launched that thing in the air and just like instinctually,” he stated. “The thing just went up, landed on the ground and literally like started quivering like a vampire frying in the sun or something. I was in awe of the situation. The thing was just quivering on the ground. I was like, what the hell just happened? I wanted to protect myself and document it somehow and I didn’t have my phone with me. The one time I left my phone at the house to charge. It was wild. I just walked away. It was like something out of a movie. Like, no joke. I think like… it was weird.”
Rockhold has recently teased a potential return to the Octagon following consecutive knockout losses to Jan Blachowicz and Yoel Romero.