Curtis Blaydes believes UFC doesn't want him as heavyweight champ, weighs in on Brock Lesnar.

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  1. KazDibiase

    KazDibiase "My style is kneeing people in the face."

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    At this point, the 27-year-old Blaydes (10-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) isn’t sure what he’ll do. But on the pros-and-cons list of taking a fight, octagon history is filed under con.

    “I remember a situation a few years ago when ‘Jacare’ (Souza), at middleweight, was in the exact same position I was in, and he had an option to wait or take another fight,” Blaydes told MMAjunkie Radio on Wednesday. “He decided to do the latter. He took another fight, against Yoel Romero, and he lost a tight split decision (at UFC 194). And he hasn’t sniffed the title since that day. So it’s something that I’ve been thinking about, too.”

    “I feel like I deserve a title shot, based off my last couple of fights,” Blaydes said.

    But he also believes that, with all this money on the line, “that doesn’t really mean anything to the UFC.”

    “It’s pretty much a foregone conclusion, the (Cormier-Lesnar) fight is going to happen,” Blaydes said. “And I’ve already accepted it.”

    “I’m willing to wait, because I have this feeling that the UFC – they don’t really want me to have the belt,” Blaydes said. “Because I don’t have the most exciting – my style isn’t the most fan-friendly. So I feel they would take every opportunity to not give me a title shot because they know my wrestling is the x-factor. If I have to, I will just take a guy down and ground and pound him for three rounds. Which, they’re right, is not the most exciting version of fighting. But it is the most effective, especially going against the heavyweights I have to go against. …

    “So me taking another opponent and me winning, I don’t think they would even care about that. I feel like even if I called out Stipe (Miocic) and I won, they would probably give it to Cain Velasquez or, who knows, maybe even Jon Jones or maybe Junior Dos Santos. There’s so many other guys that I know the UFC would rather have as champion of the heavyweights.”

    “I’m always going to do what I do best,” Blaydes said. “If the UFC doesn’t like it, or if the fans don’t like it, I guess the only option is for them to release me. Because I’m going to keep doing what I have to do to win. I’m not going to risk brain injuries to put on a show for people I don’t know.

    “I feel like what happened to (featherweight champion) Max Holloway is what happens when you like to stand and bang. He had to pull out of UFC 226 due to concussion-like symptoms. I just feel like people don’t want to address it, but I’ve had this discussion with my coaches, with my roommates, other fighters. I think that’s a direct result of all the wars he’s had, all the heavy hits he’s eaten.”

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  2. Thesnake101

    Thesnake101 This builder can fix your face real quick

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  3. Mammothman

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    The thing is that he isn't a clear #1 contender, Volkov is there and Miocic have case for a rematch too but I like his attitude, I don't like him very much but is good is getting the smart approach in this situation.

    Wait for a TS also worked for Woodley so who knows, he might get it in the future
     
  4. Toco

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    interim against gus, it's the only solution
     
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    Arm Barbarian Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    Probably true.

    UFC is looking for the more loud, outlandish sorts to be at the top and promote. Also dudes who throw down with a lot of stand up.

    Blaydes is a laid-back dude who really doesn't smack talk, and utilizes a wrestling-heavy style.

    He could eventually get that strap if he continues evolving and winning, but I don't think that Pink Goof and company are really hoping for it.
     
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  7. Toco

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    he is right, the ufc is forever fucking guys over. he talked abuot jacaré, but romero too, he was on a tear, then he beat jacaré, and who they matched rockhold against? fucking weidman again, disgusting

    I think he should wait too, althuogh that could be a bit risky since other HWs can climb the ladder and get the TS. but I kinda agree with him, even if he beat miocic or whoever, they would still prefer someone else. so, it's tough
     
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    Shave that fucking beard for a start.
     
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    Did you guys listen to that interview? shit put me to sleep, dude should really take some oral communication courses or something.
     
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    You're a sharp guy, Curtis
     
  11. he should be trying to get the ngannou loss avenged
     
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  12. mma_genius

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    Quit whining, go win another fight. Then ask for title shot.
     
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    He's not wrong........ but didn't he choose to fight / go in UFC for a living .? .. or was he forced into it by some Indonesian Mafia ring .?
     
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    He thinks the “game” is unfair but he’s playing the same “game” on purpose. He’s just not that great or that popular yet, or he’ll be champ eventually.
     
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  15. daprodigalone

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    he just needs to be patient. i remember miocic saying the same thing before he got his title shot. he's on a great streak with wins over hunt and overeem, but i think he needs a #1 contender fight. derrick lewis is at #2, but i think volkov would be a better fight.

    just looking at the rankings, lewis has a better argument being at #2 then blaydes being #3, and no one wants lewis to fight for the title after that horrible fight with ngannou.
     
  16. Lawrence

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    He is right about his style.... But I like him more after this anyhow..

    Self honesty is a cool thing... And dude is absolutely hard to beat.

    Also... Don't fool yourselves.. He is working on his striking.
     
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    Well, something that i struggle to understand is why, in his mind, he has already earned a titleshot. His recent run is pretty much as good as Volkov's, and Volkov is a former champion in Bellator and M-1, why he would be ahead in titleshot talks? If he tries to wait, i'm sure he won't get a titleshot. Hopefully he wakes up and fights again.
     
  18. A.S. Deep

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    I'd definitely be down for that fight. Blaydes beats the Ngannou that KOed Overeem IMO. Blaydes has improved so much so fast since a year ago it's crazy.
     
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    He easily destroys Volkov and Lewis.
     
  20. MadHouse

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    dude needs to cool his jets, seems like a lot of these fighters today especially the newer ones are entitled
    before that win streak was what you needed to crack the top 10-15 much less get a ts, as long as he keeps winning he will get the shot its not like HW is stacked anyway
     

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