Corey Anderson Steadfast On His GOAT Comments, Still Believes Them
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 20, 2017,
Mar 20, 2017, 17:39
Jimi Manuwa defended every takedown attempt Corey Anderson was desperate to land and then ended "Overtime's" night with a left hook that sent the titanic light heavyweight tumbling to the ground after a brutal knockout. But another option looms on the periphery of the division for Manuwa, and that is Jon Jones, the suspended ex-champion who is now serving a one-year suspension for a failed USADA test stemming back to UFC 200.
"Possibly, but to me, whatever happens, happens", he added.
McGregor announced that they were "very close to inking" a deal which would see "The Notorious" make his boxing debut against the retired 49-0 great and, considering the figures that are being discussed, it makes sense for other UFC fighters to follow McGregor's example.
Should Jon Jones return to action later this year as expected, Manuwa's chances of landing a title fight this year are slim.
Haye, a former world heavyweight and cruiserweight champion, is now recovering from the ruptured Achilles that hindered him so badly in his grudge match with Tony Bellew last month. "I believe that's going to be my next fight". After the bout, "Poster Boy" called out the victor of UFC 210's main event light heavyweight title fight between Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson. "Jon Jones takes steroids, and he's been banned for steroids".
"I feel really good", Nelson said. I soaked it all in as I walked out and when I got into the octagon.
"Just like when they called me for this fight, I told them I'll fight whoever", Anderson said. He's back in July, and (Cormier and Johnson) are fighting next month, so the fight could be made before he comes back. "But I'm focused on the belt right now, and that's going to be the victor of DC and "Rumble" Johnson".
His opponent, New Jersey's Anderson, was coming off his own TKO victory where fans saw him starch Sean O'Connell at UFC Fight Night 102.
UFC light heavyweight contender Jimi Manuwa has a right hand that strikes fear in opponents throughout the division.
"Yea 100% (I want the UFC title shot first)". The bonus-winning performance gave Manuwa back-to-back highlight-reel knockouts since his September 2015 loss to Johnson, and Manuwa reiterated several times that he is a changed fighter since the first time he squared off against "Rumble". Anderson, the victor of The Ultimate Fighter season 19, dropped to 9-3 as a pro and 6-3 in the UFC. "When I first started mixed martial arts, that's all I wanted - the title". "I was expecting him to try some of his takedowns but he didn't cause me too many problems".