Dana White doesn’t look too pleased with Curtis Blaydes’ performance this past weekend against Alexander Volkov and states why he doesn’t deserve a title shot over Francis Ngannou.
Curtis Blaydes pulled out a spectacular performance against Alexander Volkov. He picked up a unanimous decision victory over Volkov, in what was a clinical performance from potential title holder. In the process, Blaydes picked up his forth successive victory. His last win came against former champion Junior Dos Santos. He won the fight via barrage of punches during the early second round. Bladyes’ other notable victories include Alistair Overeem, Mark Hunt and Aleksei Oleinik. However, when the debale of who gets to fight the winner of Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier came up, Dana White was against Blaydes’ fighting for the belt next. Dana White emphasized why Francis Ngannou deserves the title shot next.
Francis Ngannou is next for the UFC Heavyweight Championship
Francis Ngannou is riding on a four fight win streak with notable victories over Zairzinho Rozenstruik, Can Velasquez, Dos Santos, and Dana White in the post fight press conference, while answering to a question said,
“First of all, there is two losses over Francis. How do you give them the title fight over Francis Ngannou. He would be considered next in line, but his performance tonight and cardio, I wouldn’t wait around if I was him. I’d stay active, I’d stay busy. I like Curtis Blaydes has the wronfg attitude as far as I am concerned. I don’t have anything against the kiid at all, but when you talk shit like he talked this week, then you better come in and whoop somebody;s ass for talk shit like that. When you talk the shit that he talked to perform like you performed tonight, you look stupid”.
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Dana White did not look too impressed with otherwise dominant performance from Curtis Blaydes. However, it’s hard not to agree with White. Francis Ngannou took on Curtin Blaydes soon after his loss over Derrick Leweis at UFC 226. He won the fight via KO in the first round. Ngannou has faced Blaydes before. Both the fighters came face to face for the first time in 2016, where Ngannou picked up doctor stoppage win at the end of the second round. It’s hard not to give Ngannou his chance at heavyweight gold if we look at his victories over Blaydes. Ngannou is also enjoying a four fight win-streak, and if reports are to be believed, he is a potential replacement fighter for Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier scheduled for UFC 253.