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  • 22 Aug
    Luke Rockhold wants his middleweight title back and he sees his fight with Ronaldo Jacare Souza at UFC Melbourne as the fast-track to becoming a three-time world champion.The 31-year-old American will fight Souza on November 26 at Rod Laver Arena in a rematch of a 2011 bout when Rockhold claimed his first middleweight title via unanimous decision in the pre-UFC Strikeforce competition.Hes looking to repeat that victory - then go after the belt he lost to Michael Bisping at UFC 199 when the Brit shocked him with a first round technical knockout.Ideal scenario? I go beat Jacare and then I go get my title back and become a three-time world champion, Rockhold told AAP.I know we have a history there and we had a good fight but I have gotten stronger and while he has gotten more confident and is a good technician I dont think he has improved a lot since then.I see it being a good fight and me putting him away in the third or fourth round.A win over Souza, who is the UFCs No.3 ranked middleweight, would see Rockhold loom as a contender for either a rematch with Bisping or a title fight with fellow American Dan Henderson, depending on who wins that pairs bout at UFC 204, on October 8 in Manchester.Rockhold, who has only lost two fights out of 16 since 2008, is still seething at the Bisping loss and the way he mentally prepared for the fight, which came six months after he took the middleweight title from the previously undefeated Chris Weidman (13-1) via TKO.A lot of people were discounting Michael and I bought into that too much, Rockhold said.It got into my head and I disrespected my opponent and s**t happened - but you know, lesson learned.Each time I have lost I have come back and won world titles ... and you know my knee is better now and I have my left kick back under me.I dont wish anything good for Michael, and Dan Henderson is a good friend of mine - so I hope he wins and then maybe IlI fight him for the belt. Jorge Torres Jersey . The scientists believe the small earthquake during a Marshawn Lynch touchdown was likely greater than Lynchs famous "beast quake" touchdown run three years ago, which also came against New Orleans during a playoff game. Rafael Marquez Jersey . Haas said he "felt a lot of pain" in his right shoulder when he slammed his racket to the ground in frustration after losing his serve at 3-3 in the first set. . - Oakland Raiders running back Rashad Jennings was speaking to a group of local high school students earlier this week when the conversation turned to the importance of being prepared when opportunities in life arise. Alfredo Talavera Mexico Jersey . Andreas Johnson had a goal and two assists while Jacob de la Rose also scored for Sweden (2-0-0). Esa Lindell and Rasmus Ristolainen replied for Finland (1-1-0) Lindell opened the scoring for Finland just 41 seconds into the game, but the hosts quickly regained their composure and tied the score less than four minutes later on Wennbergs first of the game. Jurgen Damm Mexico Jersey . Clarke was injured while practicing on the Doha Golf Club range after the pro-am on Tuesday. The Northern Irishman arrived at the course on Wednesday hoping to start, but after hitting a few balls on the practice putting green Clarke advised officials he was not fit to play. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Martez Harrison scored 22 points and UMKC held off Drake down the stretch to take a 68-62 win Tuesday night.UMKC knocked down 11 of 27 shots from beyond the arc to hold off the Bulldogs, who battled back from an 11-point halftime deficit.Drake got within four, 54-50, with 5:06 left in the game, but could not close the gap.Harrison connected on 7 of 9 shots from the field and knocked down 3 of his 5 shots from distance. LaVell Boyd added 18 pointts by knocking down 3 of his 7 attempts from beyond the arc.ddddddddddddUMKC bounced back from a season-opening loss to No. 22 Creighton Friday, 89-82.Reed Timmer finished with 15 points to lead Drake (0-2) in its first trip to UMKC and the Bulldogs still lead the series, 5-2. The Bulldogs lost their season opener to South Dakota, 79-74. ' ' '