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Rockhold emboldened after Belfort's staredown pose

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01:37 PM ET 05.17 | Luke Rockhold, the last Strikeforce middleweight champion, is set to make his UFC debut this weekend against Vitor Belort at UFC on FX 8. The build-up for the fight has been contentions with Rockhold making an issue about Belfort's use of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). At Thursday's press conference, the two posed for the media and according to Rockhold, the way Belfort posed - with his fist on Rockhold's face - inspired the AKA middleweight to perform even better. "Just squaring off with him and seeing eye to eye, it just really fires me up, I'm not going to lie," Rockhold said. "Him squaring up, you want to put your hand on my chin? Alright. Let's go." Rockhold also used Belfort's past as a way to tie all of his animus together. "It bothers me to take that route when you have a history of steroids and you've been caught in the past," Rockhold said. "Obviously you're looking for a way to supplement again and get on it. I'm a fan of a clean sport, and I'm here to clean up the sport."

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