UFC middleweight [autotag]Luke Rockhold[/autotag] (12-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) said he would relish the chance to “shut his mouth and get paid for it,” referring to fellow 185-pounder Michael Bisping, an on-again, off-again rival since a gym sparring session went public.

“I can’t imagine many better things in the world,” he said. “That’s pretty nice, right behind Vitor (Belfort).”

What Rockhold really wants, though, as he said this past Saturday before taking in UFC on FOX 12, is a shot at Belfort. His animosity toward the ex-champ and current middleweight title contender seems to grow with every interview, and every time he gives one, Belfort is a topic.

Rockhold joked that the media scrum’s topic was reserved for his two favorite adversaries, then made a bold prediction about one of them.

“I just don’t think Vitor is going to make it to the fight (with Chris Weidman at UFC 181),”…

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