Re: Thoughts on Luke Rockhold
He looks like a good strike with decent grappling but he is yet to display anything special that would allow him to operate and succeed at the highest level i.e. win the title.
You do get good all rounders, like Michael Bisping, who may go down as the pernnial contender. Bisping is a good all rounder but with nothing particularly special, you can't ever see him beating Silva, Jones, Henderson or even some B level fighters.
I think Rockhold can and will compete. He has already proven that with convincing wins over the likes of Souza and Kennedy but can he go that extra step towards the title, which is what all the contenders should be aiming for, then I would probably say no.