Jared Cannonier wants another title opportunity and is willing to fight anyone to get it.
In the main event of UFC Vegas 75 on Saturday night, Cannonier gave possibly the best performance of his career, defeating Marvin Vettori by unanimous decision.
The victory solidified Cannonier's status as one of the best middleweights in the world, and he thinks it immediately puts him back in the title race.
“The way I see the immediate future going, Robert [Whittaker] is going to fight Dricus [Du Plessis]; I know Israel [Adesanya] wants to fight Dricus so bad, but I feel with my performance, as far as the guys who make that decision go, I’m sure that puts my name well up there in that area,” Cannonier said at Saturday’s UFC Vegas 75 post-fight press conference.
“I’m not really concerned myself with what may or may not be, I’m just going to focus on the next fight. I’m going to get back in the gym, get back to making myself better, get back to improving on my skills, and worry about the next fight.”
At UFC 290, Whittaker will square off against Du Plessis in a No. 1 contender's contest, leaving Cannonier without a clear next foe. Fortunately, Khamzat Chimaev is one moniker that fans have taken a particular liking to.