Volkan Oezdemir Wants A Fight With Alexander Gustafsson

September 12, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Volkan Oezdemir

In an interview with MMA Fighting, Volkan Oezdemir said he wanted to fight Alexander Gustafsson next and promised a first-round KO if that fight goes down. Here are highlights:

On who he wants to fight next: “I think a fight with ‘DC’ or a fight with Gustafsson are most likely next, but I think the best option for me is to fight Gustafsson. The situation isn’t very clear with the belt, so in the mean time I would like to fight Gustafsson for the number one contender spot. Maybe after that I can fight ‘DC’ for the belt. I think because he was the champion and with what has happened to Jones, he deserves to fight for the belt.”

On Gustafsson not repliying to his initial challenge after UFC 214: “It’s a smart choice for him not to fight me. He’s right there for the belt too. His next fight was supposed to be for the belt, so because of that, fighting would me would be completely stupid. He will lose his spot if he fights me, he will go down and lose one year of his life. And I understand he wants to be smart. He’s coming back from an injury and now he thinks it’s his time to fight for the belt. He doesn’t want to lose it. Also, I’m here and I want to fight. I need to fight.”

On how the fight would go: “I see my fight with Gustafsson ending the same way his fight did with (Anthony Johnson). This is exactly what’s going to happen to him. He would not leave the first round, definitely not.”

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