UFC bantamweight contender Marlon Moraes thinks he must be up coming in line to battle new UFC bantamweight winner Petr Yan.
Admirers and media thought that Aljamain Sterling was following in line to struggle for the belt soon after tapping out Cory Sandhagen in the first spherical at UFC 250. Having said that, UFC president Dana White has not fully commited to providing Sterling the up coming title shot yet again Yan. Just about every time the media at Fight Island has asked White about Sterling receiving the future title shot, he has claimed he is not guaranteed, possibly opening up the up coming title shot against Yan for anyone else.
Just one of these fighters is Moraes, who is technically the No. 1 contender at 135lbs. Moraes is coming off of a split conclusion earn over Jose Aldo and on Sunday, he took to social media to proclaim himself as the rightful No. 1 contender. Here’s what Moraes wrote on Twitter.
— Marlon Moraes (@MMARLONMORAES) July 20, 2020
Congrats to the champ his last bout but the truth is I knocked out Aljo and Jimmy rivera, finished Assancuao, conquer Aldo. How any person can inform me that I am not #1 contender? @danawhite @ufc
Moraes’ supervisor Ali Abdelaziz included that he would like to see Moraes struggle for the belt, even though he would be wonderful if Sterling bought it. Ultimately, that is a phone for the UFC matchmakers, even though Abdelaziz appears to have a good deal of say in those selections these days.
Aljo is very excellent but @MMARLONMORAES knocked him and Jimmy rivera out, completed Assancuao and defeat Aldo, rating claims he is #1.
How any individual can notify me he is not? @danawhite will make a choice, if Aljo get it it is all very good, I’m satisfied for him but Marlon the man for the position https://t.co/yGkBapARXr
— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) July 20, 2020
Aljo is incredibly excellent but @MMARLONMORAES knocked him and Jimmy rivera out, finished Assancuao and beat Aldo, position states he is #1. How anyone can notify me he is not? @danawhite will make a determination, if Aljo get it it is all great, I’m content for him but Marlon the guy for the work
Moraes was in fact set to struggle Yan in the major celebration of UFC Kazakhstan, but that card was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Yan ended up becoming re-booked from Aldo as a substitute, while Moraes continues to sit on the sidelines and await his following reserving.
Moraes has a 5-2 record in the UFC like stoppage wins above Sterling, Raphael Assuncao, and Jimmie Rivera, in addition decision wins about Aldo and John Dodson. His only losses arrived against previous champ Henry Cejudo and Assuncao. As for Sterling, he’s 11-3 over-all in the UFC and is on a five-struggle win streak. Owing to his superior earn streak, Sterling need to most likely get the upcoming shot, but you just can’t be astonished if Moraes receives it in its place.
Would you like to see Marlon Moraes get the title shot versus Petr Yan following as an alternative of Aljamain Sterling?