Pedro Munhoz Says He’s Been Asking For Bout With Petr Yan For “Six, Seven Months”
By FCF Staff
Pedro Munhoz has been hearing no one wants to fight rising bantamweight Petr Yan. But, the 135 contender says that’s not the case.
Yan has been making waves in the bantamweight division since he arrived in the UFC in 2018. Since then the Russian fighter has gone 6-0 and most recently he stopped Hall of Famer, Urijah Faber.
Munhoz recently spoke with MMA Junkie, and while talking about Yan, he said this:
“I heard some interviews with Urijah Faber saying nobody wants to fight Petr Yan, but I have text right here to Sean Shelby (UFC matchmaker) back-and-forth and for the last six seven months I’ve been asking for that fight,” Munhoz said.
“The idea that nobody in the division wants to fight him, that’s not true. I have the facts here that I’ve been asking for the fight for the last six months, and not because I think it’s going to be an easy or anything.”
“…I know his capability, I know he’s tough, I have nothing against him, but I want to challenge myself with the best fighters,” Munhoz explained. “I think the best fighter in that division is him. I head in some interviews that people were avoiding him, but I have the facts right here on my phone that I have been asking for the fight for the last six, seven months. Just tell me the date, just tell me the time, we can do that in the U.S.”
The 33-year-old Munhoz (18-4) hasn’t fought since June when he lost via decision to Aljamain Sterling. Prior to that, however, Munhoz had won three straight.