Fresh off of beating Marlon Moraes in spectacular vogue within the headliner of UFC Battle Island 5, Cory Sandhagen is talking up what he thinks makes most sense for him and the 135 lb division.
In his put up-strive in opposition to press conference Sandhagen expressed that Aljamain Sterling most deserves the main title shot at recently crowned bantamweight champion Petr Yan.
“I would possibly well in fact feel in fact putrid within the occasion that they did me and Yan and did that to Sterling,” acknowledged Sandhagen, per MMA Stopping. “That acknowledged, it’s a dogs eat dogs sport, so within the occasion that they give me that shot, I’m taking that shot. However I deem it wants to be Sterling and Yan.”
Sandhagen acknowledged that if that strive in opposition to gets made, his plot would be to preserve ready as a that chances are you’ll presumably deem of alternate must serene either Yan or Sterling fall out of the match-up.
“I’m surely going to full that clearly now, on legend of I deem that I’m doubtlessly the No. 1 guy if a vogue of fellows gets damage.”
For himself Sandhagen thinks either a match-up with old vogue UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw or old vogue UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar makes heaps of sense. Dillashaw is eligible to compete in January after serving a lengthy suspension connected to sorting out obvious for the banned substance EPO.
Sandhagen confirmed he didn’t grasp stable feelings on which of those old vogue champions he would recall to face. He urged he used to be chuffed for the UFC to take which of those mighty names gets him closest to a title strive in opposition to.
“I don’t in fact know how the tips of the UFC matchmakers works 100 p.c,” he acknowledged. “I proper know preserve fights, glean proper finishes and in addition they’ll present you with proper fights.
Sandhagen came into the UFC in 2018, off the assist of a profitable—featherweight title profitable—bustle in LFA. In his debut he pasted Austin Arnett for a body shot TKO preserve. After that he beat Iuri Alcantara, Mario Bautista, John Lineker and Raphael Assuncao.
At UFC 250 in June he used to be quick beaten by Sterling, by process of a first round rear bare choke. That used to be proper the 2nd loss in Sandhagen’s career. After beating Moraes closing night his file stands at 13-2.