He also doesn't like the knee that was thrown with "bad intentions."
Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold, who in the past had plenty to say about Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 185-pound kingpin Anderson Silva, put "The Spider" on blast after his second round technical knockout win over Chael Sonnen.
Because it "looked dirty."
Silva was able to stop his nemesis in the UFC 148 pay-per-view (PPV) main event back on July 7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada, but a couple of tugs on the shorts of Sonnen, as well as an extra helping of Vaseline, didn't sit well with Rockhold, who also thinks there's more to the knee that helped finish the fight.
"I call it like I see it and [the win] just looked dirty to me. [Silva] greased himself again. After the Vitor [Belfort] fight I saw him grease himself. I wasn't very fond of that first one. He did it again, blatantly. And then the shorts grab. And then finally the knee, it ended up legal, but it looked like bad intentions. All that together, it just wasn't very champion-like for me. I want to see a respectful champion out there. I know emotions might get high with all the crap talking, but you gotta keep those separate and gotta fight clean."
Instant replay, along with referee Yves Lavigne, ruled the knee legal after it was shown to make contact with the body (and not the head) while Sonnen was down, but there still exists the controversy of the grease and the grab.
Not much there to defend, but the consensus seems to be they had no effect on the outcome of the fight.
Nevertheless, Rockhold doesn't like it and is making his voice be heard. Any mixed martial arts (MMA) fans out there in agreement? Or is he speaking out of turn?