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Corey Anderson Comments on His UFC Fight Night 107 to Jimi Manuwa

March 18, 2017 | Posted by Larry Csonka

– Following his UFC Fight Night 107 loss to Jimi Manuwa, Corey Anderson spoke with, here are the highlights…

On Losing to Jimi Manuwa: “It didn’t go the way I wanted it to go, but it was a great experience for me. I told Alex (Gustafsson) and Jimi after, ‘Thank you for letting me step in the cage with you.’ Not that I’m over-respecting him, but I respect him as he’s the No. 4-ranked guy (in the official UFC rankings). He’s where I’ve got to get to and that’s what I’ve got to do to get to the top. He’s lost to (Anthony) ‘Rumble’ (Johnson) and Alex – the two other top guys there. So you can’t sit there and beat yourself up about it. You can’t cry over spilled milk.”

On Needing to Grow: “I’m a big guy in my gym but I’ve got to do some growing,” Anderson said. “That’s just something I know. Now I’ve got to go back. Everyone knows I have cardio. I’ve just got to work on building size (and) some natural weight. Lifting more, eating more – whatever it is, I’ve got to get a good dietician and get my weight up.”

On What’s Next For Him: “Just like when they called me for this fight, I told them I’ll fight whoever,” Anderson said. “I’m ready. I’m in the gym, I’m training, I’m a professional. That’s what professionals do. You don’t pick and dip and dive. I don’t sit here and say, ‘I don’t want to fight him because he’s too good.’ I don’t say, ‘I want to fight that guy because he’s an easy win.’ I’m in this sport to be the best, eventually. I’m not the best right now, but eventually I will be. I plan on it before I leave this sport, and wherever it is I’ve got to go, I’m willing to go. Like they say, ‘You’ve got to do things you’ve never done to get where you’ve never been.’ I’ve never been a champ.”