LAS VEGAS – Grant Dawson is aiming substantial following his most current UFC get.
The 27-year-outdated UFC lightweight is in lookup of massive names following his late buzzer stoppage earn above Leonardo Santos at Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 21. Dawson (17-1 MMA, 5- UFC) knocked out Santos with just one 2nd remaining in the battle.
Now with 5 straight wins given that signing up for the UFC, Dawson thinks it is time to get started dipping his ft in higher profile bouts.
“It’s legends and rankings from here on out,” Dawson instructed reporters at the UFC on ESPN 21 article-battle press meeting. “I want to combat guys that are rated and guys that have large names. I don’t think that I have demonstrated myself pretty still at 155. I assume that a win in excess of Clay Guida, specially just after him indicating he’s the a person who reported ‘I want to fight a young up-and-comer at 155 and somebody with fewer than 10 UFC fights.’ I’m your guy Clay Guida.
“I’m hurt – my leg is bruised up – but I will make time for you. I will make time. I’ll wait until finally these are healed, and I will minimize fat and battle you. I’ve now conquer up two men from his camp. He’s got the opportunity to get it back for them. I’m the guy.”
But the callout of Guida was not the only point that made headlines for Dawson on Saturday. Dawson’s finish appropriate ahead of the buzzer experienced many speaking on-line. While it may well appear to be an not likely result, Dawson stated he realized he could put away Santos at any position in time.
“I come to feel like I’m a person of the most unsafe fellas in the UFC,” Dawson explained. “I truly feel like I’m hazardous from Spherical 1 to 3, and that is a tribute to my cardio, conditioning crew, my coaches. I experience like I can complete the battle at any time, and I proved that (Saturday).”