Rob Font on Dominick Cruz Bout’s potential: “No one is dying to see him fight”, more news
It looks like Rob Font has little to no interest in fighting former champion Dominick Cruz – Fightful told you why Font isn’t interested in this potential match and other news from around the mixed martial arts world.
Rob Font has no interest in fighting ‘boring’ Dominick Cruz
There’s a lot of fights in the UFC’s 135-pound bantamweight division that rising contender Rob Font is interested in … but not former champion Dominick Cruz.
Fresh off a decisive dominant victory over former champion Cody Garbrandt, Font spoke with MMA Fight to discuss what to do next for him in the division.
“Maybe Aldo’s fight [would interest me], “ said Font. “Cruz’s, not so much. It is far from this belt at all [while] Jose is a little closer. [Dominick] has the name but no one is dying to see Dominick Cruz fight. If anything, I would probably fight Sean O’Malley before fighting Dominick Cruz.
“He’s the guy buzzing right now,” Font said of O’Malley. “He has that name and I can’t wait for him to fight [next]. No one is sitting here dying to see Dominick Cruz fight. But I’m not gonna lie, I wouldn’t mind watching a “Sugar” Sean fight. I think he’s the biggest name if anything.
Carla Esparza ‘Confident’ Title Shot is Next
Carla Esparza is pretty sure a rematch against champion Rose Namajunas is next.
The former UFC strawweight champion is rolling, after a dominating TKO victory over Yan Xionan at UFC Vegas 27 and, in the process, earned another shot at gold from UFC.
“I felt I really needed to make a statement and there was a lot riding on this fight,” Esparza said MMA Fight. “I felt I had to make a statement to solidify my place for a potential title fight.”
“I feel confident. It’s the only fight that makes sense ”, said Esparza. “Come on, Dana. She also wants the fight. She loves the rematch she lost. I feeling with a dominant performance over the No.3 fighter in the division, I think for me and my opinion this should definitely be my title fight. I think that makes sense. This is the fight that fans want to see. It’s an intriguing showdown with an intriguing storyline. “
Dana White is ready to talk with Diego Sanchez, won’t mind Joshua Fabia, ‘Batsh * t Crazy’
The saga between Joshua Fabia and the UFC will apparently never end.
UFC veteran Diego Sanchez parted ways with his extravagant trainer / trainer Joshua Fabia earlier this week, but that hasn’t stopped Fabia’s name from being broadcast in the news.
UFC President Dana White is one of many to speak out against Sanchez’s former coach and didn’t hold back when he spoke about the situation with Yahoo Sports.
“I didn’t really pay attention to any of this,” White said. “I don’t care what this guy says. It’s one of those things, I was just telling the media the other day, every time you ask me about the guys at Triller. It’s like come on, you want a reaction from me. This is what you are looking for. I feel the same about this child [Joshua Fabia]. Everything you know, guys, is nuts about that kid and everything. If Diego needs me, just like the last few years, Diego has never been so needy. I saw where he came out and I said, “I’ve been trying to talk to Dana since…” – Diego Sanchez can pick up the phone and call me. Any of those TUF kids. I had a falling out a few years ago with Josh Koscheck. If Josh Koscheck picked up the phone and called me, I’d talk to Josh Koscheck. If any of these kids need me, all they have to do is pick up the phone and call me. Diego Sanchez, it will always be his home, will always be a part of this company’s history and as long as I am here he will always be respected for what he did for the UFC and The Ultimate Fighter.
“I don’t really care what anyone says,” White continued. “When I tell you that I don’t give a fuck, I couldn’t be more honest when I tell you that I don’t give a fuck. But I love Diego Sanchez, I always will and if Diego needs me all he has to do is pick up the phone.
“I don’t know. Honestly, I don’t know,” White said after asking Sanchez for one last fight in the UFC. “Even when we were doing his farewell fight, I didn’t like him. I didn’t like the fact that he was still fighting. But whatever happens, if I let Diego go, he’ll probably end up somewhere else. That’s what I was thinking at the time. I love the kid so he wanted one more fight so I was going to give it to him and then all hell broke loose and we’re here today.