UFC Rio Rancho: Corey Anderson Insists He’s Not Looking Past Jan Blachowicz
By FCF Staff
Although Corey Anderson has worked his way into the title shot mix, on account of a four fight winning streak, the light-heavyweight insists he’s not looking past Jan Blachowicz to champion, Jon Jones.
Anderson is booked to fight Blachowicz in the headliner of UFC Rio Rancho, which will take place on Saturday. The bout will mark the first time Anderson has fought since November, when he took out rising 205’er, Johnny Walker.
If Anderson records an impressive win on Saturday, he could advance to a title fight. But, while discussing that possibility recently, the noted wrestler said this (quotes via MMA Junkie):
“At this point in my career, every fight is just another fight,” Anderson said. “Once we sign a contract, we’re worried about that opponent and that opponent only. We’re going to go out there and do the best we can to dominate that fight.
“… I’m worried about Saturday right now. I just have to worry about Jan Blachowicz. That’s my championship fight. That’s my title fight. That’s my five-round fight to go out there and showcase my skills. What happens after that happens. I can’t sit here and worry about, ‘Oh, am I going to get the title fight next?’ Because we’ve got Jon Jones talking about going to heavyweight. They’re talking about this rematch now. You put all of this different pressure on yourself, and you go out there and get out of your mindset.”
Anderson and Blachowicz fought back in 2015, and the latter lost the fight via unanimous decision.