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Thiago Santos Says He’s Staying at Light Heavyweight After UFC 231 Win

December 9, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Thiago Santos spoke with MMAjunkie following his win over Jimi Manuwa at UFC 231 about his move to light heavyweight and more. Highlights are below:

On planning to stay at light heavyweight: “I’m in this division (now). I want to stay at 205. I want to fight, and I believe I’m in the top 10. I want to fight someone in the top five, for sure. One of the biggest reasons I want to stay at 205 is I’ll be more healthy. I still can fight at 185, but I won’t perform the way you guys saw at 205. At 205, I’m healthy and I feel happy. I can make 185, but it’s not what I want. I want to stay at 205.”

On the knockolut win: “This is exactly what I was looking for. My strategy was to not let Jimi control the octagon – to push the fight on him and bring the pain to him, and that’s exaxctly what happened. I love to fight – if I have no injuries, there’s no reason I’m not training or fighting. I want to be a champion, so that’s how you have to do it.”

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Thiago Santos, UFC 231, Jeremy Thomas