UFC president Dana White is in no hurry to grant a title shot to heavyweight contender, Curtis Blaydes.
Blaydes is likely one of the most underrated athletes within the UFC. Though his promotional debut was unsuccessful, he had a fast turnaround and racked up again to again wins. Blaydes holds knowledgeable MMA file of 14-2-0, 1NC.
“Razor Blaydes” gained his final battle in opposition to Alexander Volkov at UFC on ESPN 11. The American seemed unstoppable within the first 2 rounds. He dominated Volkov along with his elite-level wrestling. And earned a unanimous determination victory.
Dana White, nevertheless, was unimpressed with Blaydes’ efficiency throughout the UFC on ESPN 11 post-fight press convention. Seemingly infuriated with Blaydes, White mentioned:
“He talked plenty of s**** coming into this week. I don’t suppose you discuss the s**** he talked and are available in and carry out like that, speaking about ragdolling individuals, not getting paid sufficient and that he needs to be getting a title shot.”
“He gassed out on the finish of the third spherical, made it to the fifth, and gained the battle.”
Curtis Blaydes shouldn’t be getting a title shot earlier than Francis Ngannou
If Francis Ngannou didn’t exist, Blaydes would most likely don’t have any losses on his file, as his solely two losses got here by way of the “Predator.” White acknowledged Ngannou as the following contender for the title after Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier. In addition to that, he additionally suggested Blaydes to remain lively.
“Initially, he has two losses to Francis. How do you give him the title battle over Francis?” White mentioned. “Together with his efficiency tonight along with his cardio, I wouldn’t wait round if I used to be him, I’d keep lively.”
Certainly, Blaydes misplaced to Ngannou twice and slowed down within the later rounds in opposition to Volkov. However one has to think about the insane tempo that he placed on Volkov within the first 2 rounds. Moreover, he additionally broke the file for probably the most takedowns in UFC heavyweight historical past.
“I like Curtis Blaydes however he has the incorrect angle so far as I’m involved. I’ve nothing in opposition to the child in any respect, however if you discuss s**** like he talked this week, man you higher are available in and whoop any person’s a** … Whenever you carry out like he carried out tonight, you look silly.”
What do you suppose Curtis Blaydes ought to do subsequent? Ought to he let the entire state of affairs play out or keep lively?
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