UFC president Dana White believes Curtis Blaydes’ efficiency at UFC on ESPN 11 didn’t match up with every little thing he stated pre-fight.
Blaydes (14-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) picked up a lopsided unanimous resolution win over Alexander Volkov (31-Eight MMA, 5-2 UFC) within the headlining bout Saturday at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, utilizing a document variety of takedowns for a heavyweight bout over the course of 5 rounds.
Previous to the struggle, Blaydes promised he would “rag-doll” Volkov in primarily the kind of efficiency he delivered. Furthermore, he chimed in on the continuing scorching subject of UFC fighter pay. White caught wind of every little thing he stated and known as him out on it.
“I like Curtis Blaydes, however Curtis Blaydes has the incorrect angle so far as I’m involved,” White stated on the UFC on ESPN 11 post-fight information convention. “I don’t have something towards the child in any respect, (however) whenever you speak (expletive) like he talked this week, you higher are available and whoop anyone’s ass whenever you speak (expletive) like that. Once you speak the (expletive) that he did and carry out like he did tonight? You look silly.
“Yeah, he received. He talked a number of (expletive) coming on this week. I don’t suppose you speak the (expletive) he talked this week and are available and carry out like that. Speaking about rag-dolling folks, and he’s not getting paid, and yada yada, he needs to be getting the title shot. He gassed out on the finish of the third spherical, made it to the fifth and received the struggle. Yeah, he received.”
So far as Blaydes is anxious, he had each purpose to be ok with his efficiency.
“I received. There is no such thing as a a part of me that isn’t pleased proper now,” Blaydes stated. “You may ask it from six totally different angles. There is no such thing as a a part of me that isn’t pleased. My hand was raised. I’m pleased.”
With 4 consecutive wins within the heavyweight division, Blaydes is closing in on a title struggle. The issue, nevertheless, is that his lone two profession losses are towards Francis Ngannou, who’s ready for the UFC 252 title struggle between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier to play out.
White stated he advises Blaydes to not wait round for all that to unfold and as an alternative take one other struggle.
“His two losses are to Francis,” White stated. “How do you give him the title shot forward of Francis? However, yeah, he could be thought-about subsequent in line. However along with his efficiency tonight and his cardio? I wouldn’t wait round if I used to be him. I’d keep energetic. I’d keep busy.”
Blaydes begs to vary.
“Keep busy towards who?” he stated. “I fought Justin Willis, ranked under me. I fought (Shamil) Abdurakhimov, ranked under me. I fought Junior (Dos Santos), ranked under me. I fought Volkov, ranked under me. Like what? No.”