The second number of the UFC heavyweight rating, Curtis Blaydes, who will face derrick Lewis in three months, does not think that the fight with the “Black Beast” will be a difficult test for him.
“This is a great fight for me – he is just below me in the rating, and it will be very easy to beat him,” – quotes “Razor” The Score MMA. “And in fact, he is the only available opponent. There is no other match worth fighting. I wouldn’t fight number eight or ten in the rankings».
“I challenged him for almost two years, so I knew that sooner or later our fight would take place. He couldn’t hide from me forever. Now he simply has no one to fight. If he doesn’t want to fight with number eight or ten in the rankings, I’m the only real opponent for him.”
Recall that the heavyweight bout between Curtis Blaydes and derrick Lewis will be the main event of the UFC Fight Night series, which will be held on November 28.
Luke Rockhold named three potential rivals
Former UFC Middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold, who plans to resume his professional career by the end of the year, named three fighters with whom he would like to measure forces in the octagon.
“I would like to fight Darren Till – it’s an interesting fight, and I can’t even imagine what it’s like to fight without fans,” Rockhold said in an interview with Brendan Schaub. “If it doesn’t grow together with Till, I’m also interested in a fight with Jack Hermansson – this guy has proven himself well. Then there’s Chris Wideman, who won’t shut up, so I’d like to shut him up. There’s nothing worse than a guy you beat up and then he won’t stop talking. I would like to close this door once and for all»
If Luke Rockhold wants to fight Till or Hermansson, he will not be able to return to the cage until the end of the year, since the top middleweights have a fight with each other scheduled for December 5, and Chris Weidman, who defeated Omari Akhmedov in the last match, said that Rockhold must win before claiming a fight with him.