Jared Cannonier isn’t just letting his resume do the speaking anymore.
Cannonier, in an interview with Submission Radio, explained why he believes he is the next contender for the UFC middleweight title.
And not Derek Brunson.
“I understand his stance. He’s been doing this for a long time, he hasn’t had his title shot, he was close to his title shot, and then he ran into Izzy (Israel Adesanya) and now he’s on his way,” Cannonier said. “I don’t think he’s in a position to wait for a title shot, to be honest. He’s number five, he beat number seven. I don’t think that does much. I think that just solidifies your position right there at contendership. I don’t think it makes you the number-one contender.
“So, if he wants to be certified officially the number one contender, he’d fight me. And then he can sit around and wait and be guaranteed the title shot. But as far as if I wait and he waits, I’m getting the title shot first. If you look at the rankings, that’s just how it is. I mean, to be honest, I’m waiting for them to call me.
“And if he says no, he won’t be the first one to say no to a fight with me. A bunch of these guys say no to me, a lot of these guys in the top of the division have said no to me. So, I’m not surprised.
“Naturally, cause I’m ahead of him in the rankings. My resume of who I beat, the last four guys, got four wins in the division. The last four guys who I beat have all been better than the guys that he’s beat. I know he’s on a winning streak, but my four out of five wins are better than his five out of what, five?”