Champion Fighter Explains How Surfing And Skating Led Him To The Ring

Jun 10, 2015 By Houston Barber
In the world of mixed martial arts, few men are more feared than Luke Rockhold. He is a former middleweight champion and currently holds the top world ranking, according to the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). As Luke reveals, however, fighting was never his first love. He was most inspired by the surfing and skating culture of Southern California and people like his older brother, Matt, who became a professional surfer.

Luke Rockhold is not the only fighter to take an unusual path to the sport. Boxer Muhammad Ali, famously, learned to fight as a kid after his bike was stolen and a Louisville police officer encouraged him to take it back. Luke's story is proof that you never quite know where life may take you.
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