Magomed Ankalaev Sets Sights On Alex Pereira & UFC Gold
At some level of the UFC Vegas 84 post-combat press convention, Magomed Ankalaev talked about he wished to create a press start in his bout with Johnny Walker. He also expressed his belief that he can defeat Alex Pereira at his possess sport (h/t MMAFighting.com).
“I’m in a position to even luxuriate in arrive out right here on the unique time and wrestled in opposition to Johnny Walker,” Ankalaev talked about by activity of a Russian translator. “I’m in a position to even luxuriate in taken him down true away and won with my ground-and-pound on the ground, nonetheless as an different I wished to send a message. I wished to come up and I wished to knock him out, and that’s what I did.
“Now, for Glover Teixeira, I basically luxuriate in a message. Don’t raze your time searching to educate your pupil easy concepts to battle or grapple, he’s now not going to need it. I’m going to arrive accessible, I’m going to stand all over from him, and I do know that he’s been knocked out sooner than as a middleweight so factor in what’s going to happen if I meet him in mild heavyweight. Have faith me, he’s now not going to basically feel cosy there.”
Jamahal Hill is the decided no 1 contender for Pereira’s championship, nonetheless the topic is whether or now not or now not or now not “Candy Needs” can catch higher in time to align with the UFC’s schedule. Hill relinquished the UFC mild heavyweight title after suffering a ruptured Achilles.