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Lando Vannata Says Getting Last-Second UFC 234 Co-Main Event Was ‘Just Another Day’

February 10, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Lando Vannata

Lando Vannata spoke with reporters after his win over Marcos Mariano in the co-main event of UFC 234. The fight got the slot after the main event fight between Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum was pulled on the day of the show after Whittaker had to be hospitalized. Highlights are below per MMAjunkie:

On getting promoted to the co-main event on last-minute notice: “It’s become kind of normal. My (UFC) debut was co-main on short notice (against Tony Ferguson). My fight with (David) Teymur (at UFC 209) was co-main on 24 hours’ notice. I woke up this morning, was getting ready to go down to the bus, got the word, and went back to sleep. Just another day.”

On who he wants to fight next: “I’ve been a big fan of Jim Miller since Day One. I think it would be a really fun matchup. We’re both from the same area of the world, we’re both into the same thing, so it would be an honor to share the cage with him. I heard (Donald) ‘Cowboy’ (Cerrone) and Conor (McGregor) are supposed to fight this summer, so whenever they get theirs booked, I’d like to get on the same card.”

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