Luke Rockhold is expected to fight Vitor Belfort on May 18 in a headlining bout for UFC on FX 8 in Brazil.
The Santa Cruz native spoke with Karyn Bryant of MMA H.E.A.T. recently about the upcoming fight.
“I’m excited,” he said. “I think Vitor’s the next best thing to Anderson Silva right now, and I’m excited to go in there and fight him and let everybody know im here to stay. I want that belt.”