Following Cody Garbrandt’s first-round destruction of Takeya Mizugaki at UFC 202, UFC bantamweight contender Bryan Caraway reached out to UFC officials requesting a fight with the surging Team Alpha Male product.
“No Love” has his sights set on a title bout with current UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz for his next fight and couldn’t help but laugh that Caraway was now trying to fight him as he told Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour:
“That’s funny because that dude has turned me down twice,” Garbrandt said Monday on The MMA Hour. “That guy turned me down twice. He’s a bigger b*tch than Dominick Cruz. He knows that I’m next in line for a title shot, now he wants to keep his name relevant. All these fighters want to throw their name in with me. They want to throw their name in with the best just to get a chance to get in there, because they know I’m the real deal, they know I’m going to be the next champion, they know I’m the big fight.”
“But’s it’s funny, Bryan, you were supposed to be my last fight, but you said you were hurt and that’s why Takeya stepped up and took the fight. So he turned me down twice. The first time because I wasn’t ranked, then this time I think just because I was finally ranked and then he said ‘I was hurt.’ That was before all of this. So that’s funny that he wants to grow some balls and call me out.”
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