Flowers, who has a record of 12-5-1 and has fought his most recent bouts at middleweight, faced Amiran Gogoladze on Tuesday night at Dana White’s Contender Series 51 in a fight in the welterweight division.
Gogoladze was knocked out in just over a minute when he completed the battle by picking him up and slamming him, causing an injury to his shoulder that forced the referee to stop the bout. Flowers anticipates competing in a number of different weight classes in the future but believes he has what it takes to win at 155 pounds now that he has a UFC contract.
“I see my future at honestly both welterweight and lightweight,” Flowers told reporters.
“Honestly, I’m gonna take lightweight a little bit more serious and chase the title, because I feel like I can be a champion here within the next few years or a couple of years, if it even takes that long. We got to get through the first contract and all that crap first, but I feel like I can be a lightweight world champion for sure like Khabib style.”
“The only thing that kind of bothers me is like the naysayers,” Flowers said. “I really didn’t get to show my work, how hard I’ve been working. But I looked good, I went out and did what I said I was gonna do, so I’m happy I got the contract. Nothing really else matters. I got the contract. Haters are gonna still be haters. There’s still gonna be some guys that don’t believe, even when I fry some guys in the UFC. You know, when I start frying these guys on the skillet.”
Flowers’ victory came suddenly, and it was brought on by an injury. Flowers believes it irritates him that there will be some doubters because to the manner of the fight-ending sequence, even if the slam was the cause of Gogoladze’s injury and the fight ended with that sequence.