UFC Vancouver: Misha Cirkunov Says The “Day Will Come” When He’s Ranked in The Top Five
By FCF Staff
Following his thrilling, submission win at UFC Vancouver, Misha Cirkunov has proclaimed he will be a top-five ranked, light-heavyweight someday.
Cirkunov faced prospect Jim Crute on Saturday and submitted the latter with a highlight reel, Peruvian necktie in round one. After the pivotal win, which handed Crute his first defeat, Cirkunov said this (quotes via MMA Junkie):
“Please don’t give up on me. I know I have a bright future in the UFC. I know it’s just a matter of time until I’m in the top five. Remember I said that: That day will come. Taking out someone like Crute is proof to myself and UFC fans to not count me out. I know I’ve lost some fights quickly, but don’t count me out.”
“I’m working very hard. It’s a rough business, but I know I’ll end up on top just like all of the other sports I’ve competed in. Just give me some time. I’ll be there.”
The 32-year-old Cirkunov (15-5) was coming off a quick, stoppage loss to Johnny Walker heading into UFC Vancouver. The promotion’s rankings have yet to be updated following UFC Vancouver, but Cirkunov is currently ranked #15.