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UFC middleweight contender Uriah Corridor moved into the Fortis MMA gymnasium for his coaching camp getting ready to struggle Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza at UFC 249.

Corridor was set to struggle Souza on the unique UFC 249 card on April 18 in Brooklyn and later at Tachi Palace, an occasion that was canceled as a result of coronavirus pandemic. UFC 249 was ultimately rescheduled for Could 9 in Jacksonville and Corridor vs. Souza is likely one of the featured preliminary bouts on ESPN. On paper, it’s the most effective fights on the cardboard.

In a photograph profile of Corridor over at ESPN by Cooper Neill, Corridor stated that he texted UFC president Dana White and advised him to maintain the Souza struggle intact for UFC 249.

“If I’m on deck, there are alternatives I can take,” Corridor stated.

Whereas Corridor did get the matchup he wished, this has not been a traditional coaching camp for each fighter set to compete on the cardboard. Attributable to social distancing guidelines, MMA gyms everywhere in the nation are closed down proper now, making it troublesome for fighters to get their typical coaching in. For Corridor, it meant transferring to Dallas to coach full-time at Fortis MMA by himself underneath the tutelage of the gymnasium’s famend head coach Sayif Saud.

Corridor stated the recommendation he acquired from Saud has satisfied Corridor to go all-in on his MMA profession. A win over the well-respected Souza will surely present he’s a prime middleweight.

“He advised me the reality, that I can’t do that eternally. It was totally different when another person stated it. However in some unspecified time in the future, I’m going to have to hold up the gloves, however it’s that legacy I wish to depart behind,” Corridor stated.

Corridor made waves when he first appeared on TUF 17, along with his spinning hook kick KO over Adam Cella being the most effective knockouts ever in MMA. Nonetheless, Corridor has struggled to an 8-7 report in 15 UFC fights. Whereas he has at occasions confirmed off unimaginable potential with wins over fighters equivalent to Gegard Mousasi and Thiago Santos, he’s additionally misplaced various winnable fights, and he’s been knocked out fairly a couple of occasions.

However after choosing up back-to-back upset wins over Bevon Lewis and Antonio Carlos Junior in his final two fights, the UFC is giving Corridor what he desires and giving him another shot to tackle a top-ranked fighter in Souza at UFC 249. It’s definitely been a troublesome coaching camp for Corridor, however maybe the change will in the end show to do him good when he steps contained in the Octagon subsequent weekend.

Do you suppose Uriah Corridor will defeat Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza?