“I like being undefeated, and if the UFC gives me a title shot, the UFC has next year an undefeated and undisputed lightweight champion. I’m 23-0. I think it’s very good for the UFC. First is Gilbert Melendez, and I am after him. I’m second. Cerrone lost a lot of times in the UFC – Nate Diaz, Benson Henderson, Rafael Dos Anjos, a lot of guys beat him. Eddie Alvarez lost, and Benson Henderson lost. I think, 100 percent, I am the No. 1 contender. Myles Jury is a very smart guy, but he’s never beaten a guy in the top 10. I think if Myles beats Cerrone, he deserves his title shot next year after me. It’s a sport and a business, too, and I respect everyone. But I don’t respect Anthony Pettis. He’s champ, but he’s not a true champ. He’s a paper champ, and he hasn’t defended his title in one-and-a-half years. Before I called out Nate Diaz, (saying) he’s scared, he doesn’t want this fight, it’s a very bad fight for him. Now, I call out Anthony Pettis. I think he’s scared, too, but Anthony and Nate don’t have good wrestling defense. (They) know I’ll smash them.”
In a recent interview with MMAJunkie.com, top Russian lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov (Pictured) put the champ and Nate Diaz on blast.
Is this guy the future champ? If not, who beats him?
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