Cory Sandhagen couldn’t comprise been more emphatic in bringing up his case for a world title bout int he UFC’s bantamweight division after becoming splendid the third man to compose Frankie Edgar interior the distance in Las Vegas Saturday night.
Sandhagen landed the torpedo-cherish formula barely 30 seconds into the first spherical, sending Edgar tumbling face first to the canvas handing Edgar the third defeat in his closing four fights. It became a performance, Sandhagen stated later, that can per chance well per chance fair mute make sure him a title bout against the victor of the upcoming world title bout between champion Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling — as prolonged as the returning T.J. Dillashaw doesn’t complicate matters.
“I’m a particular monster than before I fought Aljamain Sterling,” Sandhagen stated afterwards of his sole UFC defeat to this level. “He taught me some classes. I know [Petr] Yan has been speaking about combating T.J. [Dillashaw] after [he fights Aljamain Sterling at UFC 259], and that’s if he even wins that battle. That’s rubbish to me.
“Fight me, I’m the toughest man subsequent to Aljamain. If Aljamain wins, I owe him a nap. He’s gonna catch that nap. The winner of these two gets knocked out by me in July.”
Few might well per chance grunt Sandhagen’s title credentials — seriously along with his closing two wins coming against high profile competition in Edgar and Marlon Moraes — and he says that raising aloft UFC gold is his sole motivating component at the novel time.
“I’m coming for legacy, I’m coming for world titles. I’m coming to be the king. That’s why I’m right here and I’m looking out for to harm the folk impolite after I’m in there with them.”
And as for his belief?
“Clutch the belt in July – defend it by the stop of the One year,” Sandhagen stated.