Now that Anthony Smith is yet again shifting in the suitable route following his UFC on ESPN 18 victory, he has a precise opponent in thoughts for his following combat.
Prior to defeating Devin Clark in the primary party of UFC on ESPN 18 final night, Anthony Smith had suffered two lopsided defeats in a row. In his loss to Glover Teixera, Smith started out off quite potent, so solid that you could even call Teixera’s acquire a comeback victory. It’s just that the comeback was so vicious that most spectators overlook Smith’s powerful start out and only don’t forget how extended the referee and Smith’s corner authorized the struggle to go on. Smith would then return to motion only 3 months later, and this time he lost to Aleksander Rakic in what was a 1-sided affair from the get-go.
For someone who’s previous calendar year consisted of difficult for the globe title followed by defeating mild heavyweight great Alexander Gustafsson, Anthony Smith’s 2020 as a competitor was wanting as bleak as the calendar year has been for the standard population. This all would change at UFC on ESPN 18. Smith was locked in, and it showed in his amazing victory about Clark. Smith will now enter 2021 completely ready to claw again up to the heights he attained in 2019.
“Tonight, I was just focused on reminding myself what it felt like, and going in and performing what I know I can do,” Smith mentioned at the UFC on ESPN 18 post-combat push conference. I know what I’m able of, and I just require to do it.”
“I know what my very last yr appeared like,” he explained. “I did to Devin Clark what I’m intended to do to Devin Clark. I’m not indicating that I’m not delighted with that earn, but if everything other than that happened, we have a issue. So I’m not going to be the dude that suggests I’m f*cking subsequent in line. If I’ve got to keep down in the rankings and find my way back again to combating these top rated guys, that is what I’ll do.”
Anthony Smith is eager to keep on backing up his “anybody, anywhere” life-style by using on an additional fighter who is much down below him in the rankings, #14-rated Paul Craig.
“I consider I noticed something about Paul Craig had brought my title up. That’s a exciting matchup. Which is a pleasurable grappling matchup. I like his fashion. I could listen to his interviews without end. As lengthy as I have adequate time to get all set, I’m fantastic.”
Would you be fascinated in a fight among Anthony Smith and Paul Craig?