Cory Sandhagen explains why he’s in a “win-win” situation if he beats Rob Font at UFC Nashville

By Cole Shelton - August 2, 2023

Cory Sandhagen believes beating Rob Font puts him in a win-win situation.

Cory Sandhagen

Sandhagen was supposed to headline UFC Nashville against Umar Nurmagomedov but the Dagestani fighter was forced out of the bout due to a shoulder injury. Replacing Nurmagomedov is Font, who was scheduled to compete at UFC 292 in Boston in two weeks against Song Yadong, but Yadong also pulled out due to injury.

Although Cory Sandhagen was prepared to fight Umar Nurmagomedov, he knows beating Rob Font at UFC Nashville puts him in a good position. With a win, Sandhagen expects to get a title shot next time out, and with Aljamain Sterling defending his belt against Sean O’Malley, he says it puts him in a great spot.

Sandhagen expects to earn a title shot

“I go out, I win this fight in a manner that I fight, which is exciting, I don’t really have to stress too much about having an exciting style, I think I’ll be the next guy fighting for the belt,” Sandhagen said at media day.

Part of the reason why Cory Sandhagen thinks he would be in such a good spot is due to the fact he would either get his rematch with Aljamain Sterling or would get to fight Sean O’Malley. Those are two fights he wants, and he’s confident he would get his hand raised in both.

“I think Sterling is going to win just cause I think he’s a way better competitor than O’Malley is. But, I want to fight Sterling because I want my revenge. And, I don’t want him to leave the division and have us all look like bitches without him taking an L before he takes off. I want my revenge on Sterling,” Sandhagen concluded. “But, from like a fan perspective, I know everyone wants to see me and O’Malley fight. So, it’s kind of a win-win for me as far as those two go. I get past Font, I fight real good, I perform, I stay focused, when I fight for the belt I think it’s going to be a really exciting matchup either way.”

Cory Sandhagen enters UFC Nashville coming off a decision win over Marlon Vera.

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