Volkan Oezdemir calls out Alexander Gustafsson to crown ‘the real king of Europe’

July 31, 2017 1:56 pm by Russell Ess
Volkan Oezdemir Alexander Gustafsson

Volkan Oezdemir has made a very clear statement to the UFC light heavyweight division with his last two impressive performances in the Octagon.

Oezdemir holds a 15-1 professional MMA record and has only had three fights in the UFC, making his UFC debut against Ovince St. Preux at UFC Fight Night 104 back in February. Oezdemir took a split decision win over St. Preux and then went on to face Misha Cirkunov in his next fight in the Octagon. Oezdemir needed just 28 seconds to KO Cirkunov in his second UFC fight. It was quick work again over the weekend for Oezdemir who went into the fight ranked #5 by the UFC against #3 ranked Jimi Manuwa. The fight lasted just 42 seconds as “No Time” scored another highlight reel KO finish over Manuwa.

Volkan Oezdemir Jimi Manuwa

With Jon Jones winning back the UFC light heavyweight championship title over Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 214, many people are thinking that #2 ranked Alexander Gustafsson will be given a rematch with Jones for the next light heavyweight title fight. However, Oezdemir took to social media on Monday with just a couple of days fresh off his win over Manuwa to campaign for a fight against Gustafsson to crown the king of Europe.

Oezdemir said the following in his post:

Let’s increase the value of the next title shot! @alexthemauler and I need to figure out who is the real king of Europe! Alex, I know how great you are and I respect you a lot but I’m going to knock you out! Not because I want to just because I have to!
#jonesvsthekingofeurope #notime #newblood #iamdifferent

What are your thoughts on a matchup between Volkan Oezdemir and Alexander Gustafsson to decide who takes on Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight title? Let’s get your opinions in the comment section!

Jon Jones

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/31/2017.


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