Mixed martial arts are widely practiced amongst the surfing elite, in efforts to stay fit, quick on your feet and strong enough to sustain a severe pounding. No one knows this better than Santa Cruz star Luke Rockhold. At 6’3” and 185 lbs, Luke is now 5th in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rankings.
The Rockhold brothers, Luke and Matt, are also rockstar surfers who grew up in the surf capital of Northern California. Matt is an O’Neill team surfer known for flying high with an arsenal of aerial maneuvers. The brotherly duo are tonight’s legendary guests on Off the Lip Radio Show.
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A Strikeforce middleweight champion and California high school wrestling state qualifier, Luke Rockhold is currently a brown belt in jiu-jitsu.
His training regime consists of: 5am – eat 5 raw eggs, run 5 miles. 830 – and sip some coffee with some banana bread. Practice (12-2pm) and proceeds to kick his own ass for 2 hours. Eat, sleep, and get back to training at 6pm for cardio, pad work and drilling. That’s a wrap.
Yup, that’s the same dude. Watch this phenomenal surfer go at in in the ring, in a Strikeforce fight versus Keith Jardine:
Brother Matt “Rocky” Rockhold is one of surfing’s most “Freak-uent Flyers”, both rider and shaper.
Things started to get costly for both rider and shaper with every air attempt. Rocky’s boards were quickly disintegrating. In the video below, Rocky enlightens us on how to stomp a 360 air with out stomping your foot through your board.
Off the Lip Radio Show features legendary surfers and skateboarders in their Santa Cruz, California studio. You can listen in on KSCO 1080AM radio in the Bay Area every Tuesday evening starting from 7PM PST. Now, you can watch the YouTube Live stream from inside the studio right here on TheSurfChannel.com!