luke-rockhold-9.jpgIt’s a sad state of affairs when a fighter even has to address such silliness, but following speculation that he took a dive at this past weekend’s UFC on FX 8 event, Luke Rockhold felt the need.

The thought process goes like this: Just before Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) caught him with a stunning spinning kick in the first round of their May 18 main event, Rockhold (10-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) “nodded” in his opponent’s direction.

That, according to a small contingent of MMA fans, is proof the fix was in and that Rockhold agreed to take a dive – in the most violent fashion imaginable.

“Hearing some talk about my fight with Belfort being a fix,” Rockhold tweeted. “No amount of money would make me even consider taking a fall. I got caught I lost.”

The former Strikeforce champion met Belfort at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Midway through the night’s FX-televised main event, Belfort landed the crushing kick. But the “nod” is barely a nod at all and instead looks like typical head movement. Watch the Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold video for yourself and check it out.

And for complete coverage of UFC on FX 8, stay tuned to the UFC Events section of the site.

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