"UFC-wise -- anybody over there. I don't care; I'd fight anybody in the top 10. They say Anderson Silva's only got four fights left; I want to be one of those four fights. I want to get on that track. Whoever I've got to go through to get there, that's what I want. I'm not saying I want him right away, but I want one of those four fights. It's always been a dream to fight the best in the world; that's what I live for. I hate second place. I hate being second best. I want to challenge myself against the best in the world, and right now, all the highest-rated guys are in the UFC."
Use the force, Luke. It might be your only hope. Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, who defends his 185-pound title against UFC castaway Keith Jardine tomorrow night (Jan. 7, 2012) in Las Vegas, tells USA Today he wants to prove he's at the top of the food chain in mixed martial arts (MMA) competition. Like Ric Flair used to say, if you wanna be the man, you gotta beat the man (Whoo!), and right now, UFC middleweight titleholder Anderson Silva is widely-recognized as the world's best in their respective weight class. But is Rocky biting off a little more than he can chew? Or is he the next big thing at middleweight? Let's hear some fantasy predictions on "Rockhold vs. Silva."