Before Luke Rockhold Was a UFC Middleweight Champ, He Faced Off with Patti Stanger

Go back in time with his very memorable #Matchmaker appearance. 

 

There is no millionaire who can make the Millionaire Matchmaker scare easily. And that even goes for Luke Rockhold, who just won the UFC middleweight champion title over the weekend. Luke, who went head-to-head with Patti Stanger earlier this year while he was looking for love, beat out Chris Weidman in the UFC 194 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on December 12. 

And while Luke might dominate in the ring, knocking out competitors with ease, he wasn't as great in the romance department, as Patti learned when he opened up about his love life (or lack thereof). Even with nerves of steel, Luke couldn't help but reveal that he hasn't always made romance a first priority. "In the love world, I'm a bit fearful of opening up and committing," he said. "It's dangerous when it turns on you and it's not like a game you can always fight and win, physically. It's a mental game; it's an emotional game and you've got to put yourself out there. It's not something you can really control."

Before she sent him out on a date, Patti sat down with him in the ring, where she learned he hadn't been in a serious relationship in close to a decade — an answer that floored her. "That is such bulls**t," she declared when Luke said he was married to his career (before owning up to the fact that he also liked to have fun while on the road). Patti had a feeling that Luke wasn't being upfront with her about something. "I think Luke is a player, but I'm willing to give him a chance," she said. 

 

Yes, Patti, requested he should get deep with his date, but she had no idea what she would learn about what went down when he was alone with his potential match, Kara. As you can see in the clip above, Luke didn't follow Patti's rules and she made sure to put him in his place. During their post-date meeting, she learned that he asked some really inappropriate questions about what Kara does when she's alone with a guy. Patti didn't let his behavior slide. When he came into the office, he acted equally inappropriate. He touched matchmaker Candace, didn't own up to his behavior and eventually was kicked out of the club.
Then again, he does have that championship belt to keep him from getting lonely these days...

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