Tommy Fury ‘doesn’t have a dog’ and called a ‘show fighter’, by ex-UFC star Luke Rockhold, who backs Jake Paul to win a mega fight
Luke Rockhold slammed Tommy Fury’s fighting style and backs Jake Paul to win the mega showdown later this month.
Paul and Fury are finally ready to fight on February 26, with postponements from previous fight dates ranging from injuries to visa issues.
Former UFC star Rockhold, who left the promotion this year, has opened up about why he thinks the American will make it big in Saudi Arabia.
He told Inside Fighting, “You must have a dog in you. He [Fury] has no dog in him. I saw him fight. He doesn’t even finish his shots. You know, he has no commitment to finish it. It’s a show. He’s a show fighter. And I had Jake.
“And I don’t even think Jake has that much, like, he has a commitment, at least. He has no patience. He doesn’t have that fucking mentality when he comes into the game, I think he’s blindsided. He’s got that deer in the headlights, but at least he’s throwing.
Paul has a positive record, beating Anderson Silva in his last fight in October, which was the biggest win of his career so far.
Rockhold, however, says he wants to fight Paul and would be a better match for him, telling TMZ, “Stop trying to fight little dudes. F******  drumsticks. You are a middleweight. If you want to fight a middleweight, I got hands. We can do whatever we want. I do not care. I would beat this guy in my sleep.
“I’ve had some freedom to do certain things and as you can see I like throwing hands these days.
“Fight people with your own f****** weight. Directly. And champions, a real champion, a real contender. A real person who can put you on your ass, not old people, 55s or lightweights. You can’t even get past a welterweight, dog, so step up.