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Andrey Koreshkov open to signing with the UFC (2 fights left on Bellator contract)

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  1. Osiris3657 Black Belt Platinum Member

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    Key answers from The Spartan's Sherdog interview. I'd love to see him competing in the UFC. I think he's Top 5 material

    Sherdog.com: Considering all you have accomplished in Bellator, do you have any thoughts about moving to other promotions or about retiring at a young age?

    Koreshkov: I have not considered retiring. I’m only 29 years old, and a lot of fighters who are over 40 have had success. Take, for example, Yoel Romero, who I’ve spoken about. It’s too early for me to retire. In addition, I would like to win as many championships as possible. That’s why, yes, I’m increasingly thinking about moving to other promotions.

    Sherdog.com: Have you, like most fighters, dreamed about competing in the UFC?
    Koreshkov: I’ve never dreamed of it, although it would be interesting for me to fight with many guys from the UFC welterweight division. Bellator is by no means worse than the UFC, which is why many top UFC fighters moved to Bellator: Benson Henderson, Rory MacDonald, Gegard Mousasi and Lorenz Larkin, who was No. 6 in the UFC rankings and left the organization after a brilliant victory over Neil Magny. Remember, Magny has defeated first-class fighters like Kelvin Gastelum and Hector Lombard. There are also examples of UFC veterans losing their first fights in Bellator. I beat Benson Henderson, and Lorenz Larkin and Rory MacDonald lost to Douglas Lima. After the next two fights, my contract with Bellator will be completed. I’ll wait from offers from other promotions and choose the one that is most lucrative. I definitely won’t go to the UFC on bad terms. Of course, fame is important for any fighter, but you can’t put too much importance on it.
     
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    Would be a nice addition to the UFC roster.
    I'm all for it.
     
  3. TheSpider Banned Banned

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    Koreshkov is right. Larkin has beaten 4 top 15 UFC WWs (Masvidal, Lawler, Magny, Ponz).

    Andrey vs Larkin was one of the best fights in 2019 and both would do very well in UFC’s WW division. Douglas Lima kills them all
     
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    Would love to see this, no doubt he can be a top 10 in the UFC
     
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    Would be a good signing. Hopefully Dana has nothing against him.
     
  6. Osiris3657 Black Belt Platinum Member

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    First matchup I'd give him, assuming he's still around: Robbie Lawler <Watt1>
     
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    Nice MMA Math there. You can even make stronger counter-arguments for UFC fighters being better with other examples. He'd be a decent addition to the UFC, but there's zero chance he'd beat Usman.
     
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    Lima lost his first fight to Rory via wrestling, and Rory isn't half the wrestler that Usman or Colby are. Heck, Rory couldn't outwrestle a 41-year old Fitch. Lima would have some fun fights but wouldn't touch the UFC belt.
     
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    Makes fun of mma math.
    Makes his own statement involving math.

    Yay, science
     
  10. WhuffieCollector Purple Belt

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    Yeah I'd be into that.
     
  11. blaseblah Titanium Belt

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    He also beat Rory in the rematch, indicating his TDD got better.
     
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    I'm cool either way. UFC and Bellator have fun WW divisions
     
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    And again, Rory isn't an elite wrestler. He was outwrestled by a very old Fitch just before the rematch. Rory has also been clearly going downhill since his rematch loss to Lawler years ago.

    Usman and current Rory aren't even comparable.
     
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    Or Rory has declined? Gone to PFL now!
     
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    Were you trying to miss the point? Wow, I see some low-info, braindead people on here, but you about take the cake.

    Sherdog has massive double standards on MMA Math and a huge bias towards fighters outside the UFC. Your comment makes that even more clear.
     
  16. blaseblah Titanium Belt

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    Rory is a good, not great wrestler. Fitch is one of the greatest WW wrestlers ever.
     
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    Just show him his REEBOK outfit and dude will never sign UFC....
     
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    2 losses to Lima and has fought just about everyone else thats worth a damn in the 170 division in Bellator outside of Page and Daley. Not much left for him over there and there are some interesting match ups for him in the UFC
     
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    What?? Who has out wrestled Fitch? The only guy who has was Maia

    Fitch even wrestled fucked shields who wrestle fucked Maia
    Not using MMA math but Fitch is one of the most legit grinders in history
     

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