UFC Rio Rancho: Jan Blachowicz “Only” Wants Title Fight, Following KO Win
By FCF Staff
After taking out Corey Anderson at UFC Rio Rancho, Jan Blachowicz has made it clear he wants to fight for the light-heavyweight title next. So much so, the veteran contender says he’ll wait out until he gets a title shot.
Blachowicz knocked Anderson out in the first round of Saturday’s headliner, and in doing so, he extended his winning streak to three. Anderson was ranked #5 heading into the contest and had won four straight.
Following his big win, Blachowicz, the Polish fighter said this (quote via MMA Junkie):
“I believe I’m the next contender for the title shot, and I don’t want a different fight,” Blachowicz said. “Only title shot. I will wait. I have a lot of things to do, so I will not be boring, I can wait. … I do this all my life, and I wait for this so long. I am ready. I proved that I deserve the title shot, and I will do this, and I will take the belt to Poland.”
The champion Jon Jones is coming off a decision win over Dominick Reyes last weekend at UFC 247. But, since the fight was widely considered to be controversial, calls for a rematch have been made.