Johnny Walker Confident Of Earning Light Heavyweight Title Shot By 2021

Johnny WalkerDynamic Brazillian standout Johnny Walker is confident of working his way back into title contention despite suffering his first UFC defeat against Corey Anderson last time out. Speaking about his comeback fight agianst Nikita Krylov at UFC Brasilia this weekend to MMA Junkie Walker said. “It’s a very important fight for me. My goal is […]

Johnny Walker

Dynamic Brazillian standout Johnny Walker is confident of working his way back into title contention despite suffering his first UFC defeat against Corey Anderson last time out.

Speaking about his comeback fight agianst Nikita Krylov at UFC Brasilia this weekend to MMA Junkie Walker said. “It’s a very important fight for me. My goal is to resume my journey towards the top of the division. I’m much more focused and prepared this time. Regardless of what Nikita Krylov brings on fight night, I’ll be ready for him. If he wants to bang it out, which is his preference, that’s fine. In the end, I see my hand raised.

“I don’t care if I have
to knock him out or submit him to do it. It’s going to happen in the first
round. My errors won’t be repeated. Each day is a new learning experience. I’ll
use that knowledge in my future fights. I’m striving for perfection.”

The Brazilian is treating his first UFC loss against Corey Anderson as a wake up call after letting issues outside of fighting negatively impact his performance in the octagon.

“That fight was a big learning
experience for me,” Walker said. “My mistake was bringing personal problems
into the octagon. It’s something I’ll never do again. There are some stresses
during fight week – things that had been bothering me for months. I fought
without any focus. I don’t want to take anything away from Corey Anderson, of
course. He’s a great fighter. I’m confident I could have had a much better
performance. I know I’ll keep climbing the rankings, so I expect we’ll run into
each other again. Things will be very different.”

Before his loss to Anderson, Walker was on the verge of earning a shot at champion Jon Jones. Despite defeat he remains confident a title shot is in his not too distant future and he will earn it over the next year.  

“I want to keep climbing the
rankings until I’m No. 1. I’m glad to be No. 11 in the (official UFC rankings).
But I’m not about to stop. I’m going to make my country proud.”

“With another win, I might consider moving to Las Vegas, so I can have access to the UFC Performance Institute,” Walker said. “Everything I need is there. Plus, the cost of living isn’t too high. I will work very hard to hopefully get a title shot no later than next year. The entirety of my focus is on this. I know fighting careers are short. So I’m 100 percent dedicated and invested in becoming the best in the sport.”

Will Johnny Walker be able to earn a 205lb title shot in by 2021?

Jon Jones Relishes In Corey Anderson Tasting ‘Humble Pie’ At UFC Rio Rancho

Jon Jones is happy to see Corey Anderson eat his words. This past Saturday night (Feb. 15), Anderson took on Jan Blachowicz in a rematch. Anderson defeated Blachowicz back in Sept. 2015 via unanimous decision. “Overtime” couldn’t make…

Jon Jones is happy to see Corey Anderson eat his words. This past Saturday night (Feb. 15), Anderson took on Jan Blachowicz in a rematch. Anderson defeated Blachowicz back in Sept. 2015 via unanimous decision. “Overtime” couldn’t make lightning strike twice as he was knocked out in the rematch. Jones Enjoyed Seeing Anderson Eat ‘Humble […]

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Corey Anderson Speaks On KO Loss At UFC Rio Rancho

Corey Anderson didn’t take long to weigh in on his UFC Rio Rancho loss. Anderson had an opportunity to make a strong case for a UFC light heavyweight title shot. For months, Anderson expressed his belief that he was being overlooked. He forced th…

Corey Anderson didn’t take long to weigh in on his UFC Rio Rancho loss. Anderson had an opportunity to make a strong case for a UFC light heavyweight title shot. For months, Anderson expressed his belief that he was being overlooked. He forced the UFC brass and others to take notice with his first-round TKO […]

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Corey Anderson Issues Statement After KO Loss To Jan Blachowicz

Corey AndersonCorey Anderson had his quest for a shot at the 205-pound championship set back last night (Sat. February 15, 2020) in the UFC Rio Rancho main event. Anderson was knocked out in one round by Jan Blachowicz on a beautiful overhand shot. The loss ended Anderson’s impressive win streak and allowed Blachowicz to call out […]

Corey Anderson

Corey Anderson had his quest for a shot at the 205-pound championship set back last night (Sat. February 15, 2020) in the UFC Rio Rancho main event.

Anderson was knocked out in one round by Jan Blachowicz on a beautiful overhand shot. The loss ended Anderson’s impressive win streak and allowed Blachowicz to call out a cageside UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Now, Blachowicz has made a solid case for the next crack at the 205-pound throne, while Anderson will need to get back to the drawing board.

Hours after the loss, Anderson has taken to his official Instagram page to release a statement. He captioned the post with, “The funk don’t quit!” Here’s what Anderson had to say.

“A great coach once told me “you have 5 minutes to sulk and then it’s on to the next one!” We live and we learn. Back to the drawing board. I appreciate each and every fan and hater! A lose has never stopped me and it ain’t stopping me now. See yall at the top!”

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Although Blachowicz’s win was an impressive one, there is still a demand for Dominick Reyes to receive the next shot at the championship. He and Jones fought to a controversial unanimous decision win for the latter, in a fight many believe Reyes should’ve won, but was held back by the questionable Texas judging.

It will be interesting to see what’s next for Jones and the light heavyweight title after Blachowicz’s performance.

What do you think about Anderson’s statement after his knockout loss to Blachowicz?

Jon Jones Slams Corey Anderson After KO Loss To Jan Blachowicz

Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was in attendance at UFC Rio Rancho last night. The 205lb great was front and centre to watch Jan Blachowicz and Corey Anderson thrown down to earn decide who’s the next top contender. Jones is fresh off a controversial unanimous decision win over previously unbeaten Dominick Reyes at UFC 247. […]

Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was in attendance at UFC Rio Rancho last night. The 205lb great was front and centre to watch Jan Blachowicz and Corey Anderson thrown down to earn decide who’s the next top contender.

Jones is fresh off a controversial unanimous decision win over previously unbeaten Dominick Reyes at UFC 247. Many expect the pair to rematch next but ‘Bones’ might have other ideas after seeing a new challange emerge at UFC Rio Rancho.

The 36-year-old Polish fighter Blachowicz propelled himself into title contention in emphatic fashion, picking up a one punch first round knockout win. He then proceeded to call out Jones during his post-fight celebrations.

Speaking to MMA Junkie after the event Jones was quick to praise the new number one contender, he said. “That was an awesome fight. I thought Jan Blachowicz did a hell of a job. His boxing looked great.”

However, the champion was more interested in rubbing salt into the wounds of Anderson, who has relentlessly pursued a fight with Jones for some time.

“Corey seemed slow tonight,” Jones said. “It seemed like something wasn’t clicking in there. He looked slower and more hesitant on his takedowns.”

“Honestly, I think he was more worried about fighting me than fighting Jan Blachowicz,” Jones said. “It showed a valuable lesson of what happens when you look past opponents. I think Corey Anderson tasted humble pie tonight.”

On
the UFC post-fight show he continued to go after Anderson after his loss, speaking
about his rival Jones said. “I was happy to see Corey Anderson eat his words.”

Once all the cameras were gone Jones continued to troll Anderson by posting comments the UFC Rio Rancho headliner had previously made about fighting him to social media.

Should Jon Jones face Dominck Reyes or Jan Blachowicz next?