Marvin Vettori wants to cut the line in a tournament matchup after winning the main event he won in the UFC on ESPN 19.
Vettori (16-4-1 MMA, 6-2-1 UFC) defeated Jack Hermansson (21-6 MMA, 8-4 UFC) by unanimous decision Saturday at the UFC Apex Middleweight in Las Vegas in his head, he called Paulo after winning the title that Costa originally won.
However, he soon changed his mind and said the title game should be on his back.
Before you call it “borrachinha,” but to be honest with you, it’s “borrachinha” (expletive). It’s just out of a crazy loss. Why would I fight him too? “Vettori told reporters, among others, to MMA Junkie at a post-fight press conference.
“(Jared) Cannonier has lost, it’s Darren Till – I don’t think he’s in the top five – ‘Borrachinha’ has lost violently and Jack is No. 4. (Robert) Whittaker wants to enjoy Christmas with his son- with my daughters, but I don’t blame them, they don’t seem to want to fight for the title. “
Vettori served as Hermansson’s replacement opponent in the match, giving a solid performance in five rounds to secure the victory. He has won four consecutive fights now, and is likely to qualify very well at 185 pounds in the coming days.
For the Italian, the victory was a big step towards his ultimate goal: a rematch with Israel Adesanya (20-0 MMA, 9-0 UFC). He fought for the UFC Grand Champion in the UFC in a split decision on FOX 29 in April 2018, and has since believed he deserved the victory, which would solidify him in a second confrontation.
“Israel is full (expletive),” Vecchio said. “He said,‘ Oh, I don’t think I’ll see Marvin again, he’ll never get to the title. “Well guess what (explosive) mom? I’m here. So she thinks she’s invented everything. She didn’t invent anything. I know her true colors. I knew her a few times. I fought her. I knew her true colors. I wanted that fight. I “.
Vettori thought Adesanya would continue to move up to the lightweight division and Glover Teixeira announced that he would win the title against champion Jan Blachowicz.
If Adesanya shoots in a 205-pound belt, that means Vecchio will have to fight someone else.
UFC President Dana White was presented with the idea of a Vettori vs Costa (13-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) match, and although she did not commit to doing so, her interest was obvious.
“I love that fight,” White said at a post-fight press conference. “I love it. We’ll see (if we get it), but I love that fight.”