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Top UFC middleweight Luke Rockhold got a big career win recently- not inside the Octagon, where he was last seen falling victim to the thunderous punches of Yoel Romero- but in his modeling career.

Rockhold was named the new face of Polo Ralph Lauren’s new fragrance, #PoloBlue.

Rockhold has been modeling for a while, but this is by far his biggest gig to date. This must be the culmination of what he was talking about in 2016:

“I’m doing well. I’m here (in New York) next week for fashion week. I‘ve got some big contracts that we are working up right now. I’m meeting some top brands and talking about some deals we can potentially jump into in that market, as far as modeling. I’m talking about getting paid. We’ll keep it under wraps. But we are talking top tier brands.”

Polo Ralph Lauren is certainly a top tier brand. Rockhold may use this income to take time off and re-evaluate his next career move, with a jump up to light heavyweight a possibility.


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