Luke Rockhold has pulled out of 3 fights in his career. He pulled out of his third title defense, he was expected to face challenger Lorenz Larkin. However, Rockhold was forced to withdraw from the show due to injury and the event was later cancelled. The fight was rumored to be rescheduled but Rockhold never agreed upon the bout citing a lingering shoulder injury.
A year later, and now in the UFC, Rockhold was expected to face Tim Boetsch on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166. However, Rockhold injured a knee and was removed from the card.
Then this year he was expected to face Ronaldo Souza in a rematch on November 27. The fight was cancelled on 1 November after Rockhold was ruled out of the contest after sustaining an undisclosed injury.