Corey Anderson thinks MMA math may resolve the talk on who the No. 1 205-pounder is.
Anderson (16-5 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) has been jawing back-and-forth with UFC gentle heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz and since they at present compete in several organizations, they might by no means get to settle their rating.
Both males maintain a win over one another within the UFC, with Anderson defeating Blachowicz through unanimous choice in 2015 and Blachowicz night the rating with a knockout victory in what can be Anderson’s last struggle within the octagon. But since departing from the UFC, Anderson has flourished and finds himself within the Bellator grand prix last in opposition to reigning champion Vadim Nemkov.
Meanwhile, Blachowicz (28-8 MMA, 11-5 UFC) is ready to defend his title at UFC 267 on Oct. 30 in opposition to Glover Teixeira, a person Anderson already holds a win over. So Anderson thinks if Blachowicz loses to Teixeira, that settles their argument.
“It doesn’t upset me, I think it’s cute it upsets him,” Anderson advised MMA Junkie. “He’s the one being vocal about it. I by no means stated his identify as soon as within the media. All I stated is ‘I’m one of the best on the earth.’ He ran with it. Now he’s simply bringing extra consideration to me. Every time my identify will get talked about, I’m getting extra followers. He’s on the market saying my identify with Ariel Helwani and now individuals are trying me up. It’s cute, thanks.
“You’re in the bigger league, whatever you want to call it, I’m in the lower league, but you know I’m a threat. You know we’re 1-1, that’s all I gotta say. I’m not worried about it. I’m worried about Nemkov and getting that Bellator belt around my waist. He’s got a fight to worry about. He gotta worry about Glover and remember, I beat Glover. I am Glover’s last loss so he loses that one, that debate’s over.”
Anderson, who’s 3-0 underneath the Bellator banner, scored TKO wins over Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov and former dual-champ Ryan Bader en path to a title struggle in opposition to Nemkov. No date has been set for his grand prix last showdown, however the 32-year-old is anticipating it to happen within the first quarter of 2022.