Santiago Ponzinibbio is not a lover of the UFC rankings.
After Ponzinibbio knocked out Neil Magny in 2018, the now 34-yr-aged was ranked inside the leading-15. However, he has been working with wellness issues and has not fought due to the fact November of 2018, but will return on January 16 versus Li Jingliang.
For Ponzinibbio, when he returns, he will not have a range beside his identify which he states is bulls**t.
“They taken out me (from the rankings). Brian Ortega fought 3 months right after me and he’s nonetheless in the rankings and he was in the most important party (towards The Korean Zombie). I asked, why is he in the rankings irrespective of the inactivity? Why does he get a key party, and me (an unranked opponent in Jingliang)?” Ponzinibbio claimed to Sherdog.
“Listen, I love Brian Ortega. I assume he warrants it, he showed to the planet he warrants it, he beat a guy and ideally he turns into a winner. I really do not have anything at all in opposition to him. It’s just our situation’s pretty identical. For this explanation, I repeat, I believe the rankings are bullsh*t. I go within my cage and do my work. Which is it. I represent my society and my people from Argentina and from Latin American and I place a demonstrate inside the cage, male.”
In his career, Santiago Ponzinibbio is 27-3 and using a 7-battle profitable streak with wins over Magny, Mike Perry, and Gunnar Nelson. He also retains a noteworthy wins in excess of Sean Strickland, but if he can get past Jingliang, it is probable he will re-enter the welterweight rankings.